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Poem: Sunshine Makes Her Day Beautiful / Discussion & Poem for "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 15" (Sunshine)

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.


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Poem: Sunshine Makes Her Day Beautiful / Discussion & Poem for "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 15" (Sunshine) is my response to the word prompt sunshine.

It's hard to believe sunshine is limited for others while it makes me feel alive.

I've written a short discussion and two poems.

The first poem is how sunshine makes her feel like it's a great day to be alive.

The second one is about the sadness she will feel the day her sunshine fades away, the moment she loses him.


Only 80 days of Sunshine

I don’t know about anyone else, but sunshine puts me in a good mood.

I love feeling the warmth of its rays beaming down on my shoulders.

I feel sad that where Bill Holland lives, he only experiences this great phenomenon about 80 days out of a year.

Here in Ohio, we even get sunshine in the winter months. It actually makes the snow sparkle like magic.

It was hard for me to believe that Washington doesn’t have much sunshine. So, I did what I do best.

I searched for facts and came across a few interesting ones.

It seems Bill was telling me the truth. The cloud cover is seen for miles. Almost like there is no escape.

Until I found a little town called Sequim.

There is very little snowfall, not much rain, low humidity, temperatures in the 70’s and sunshine.

Well, at least 132 days of seeing that bright star in the sky.

Hey Bill, this place sounds like paradise with a few extra days of sunshine for you.

I’m not sure how far away you live from Sequim, but it might be worth the drive.

Just bundle up if it’s Winter. They say it gets quite cold.

But then again, I’m sure you get the same type of weather.


A Great Day To Be Alive

A glimmer of light

shines like a diamond dancing on the wall,

filling her soul with hope.

Her face lights up

grinning from ear to ear,

to start out her day.

She jumps in gear

with her morning ritual,

as droplets of water

energize her skin.

Then she basks on the deck

feeling a cool breeze,

blow the warmth of the sun across her face.

She hears the flowerbed call her name,

as she tries to beat the midday heat

planting little beauties

for her eyes to adore.

Sunshine bears down making her shoulders red,

creating wet pockets on her shirt,

but her hands keep digging,

grabbing a bottle of water,

for it’s a great day to be alive.


Flowers are thise little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts.

— Dodinsky

"Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver "


The Moment Her Sunshine Fades Away

His touch is a familiar feeling

like she’s known him a million years,

the fear of losing him

leaves her in an ocean of tears.

Her heart shatters,

just thinking about the moment

he is called home,

the day her sky turns grey.

She hopes to remember

the glimmer of his sweet smile

to brighten up her days,

for she cannot bear to see

her sunshine fade away.

"You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder "


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