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Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 27" (Summer) "Mood Changer", "Working Summer Months", "Cool Air View"

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

Poem Summary

Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 27" (Summer) "Mood Changer", "Working Summer Months", "Cool Air View" is my poetry response to the weekly word prompt by Brenda Arledge.

My muse decided to jot down a few lines. The first one, "Mood Changer" is an acrostic poem that tells us how the summer sunshine makes us seem happier.

The second one, "Working Summer Months" depicts soneone working during the hot summer months then returning home to sit in front if his air conditioner.

The third one, "Cool Air View" is about not wanting to cover up the window view with a window air conditioner. She finds a solution.

I hope you enjoy them.

"John Denver ~ Sunshine On Your Shoulders"

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Mood Changer

Sunshine fills one’s soul
Uplifting his mood
Magically turning his frown upside down
Making each moment brighter
Exchanging his dark expression
Radiating light into his spirit.

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Working Summer Months

As the heat from the sun bears down,

his feet shuffle across the cement floor

like he's walking through the desert

dying of thirst.


Water droplets pour from his skin,

each breath gets shallow,

his energy lacks,

his focus gets dim.


An ice-cold bottle of Gatorade

quenches his thirst,

he splashes cool water on his face and neck

bringing the core temperature

of his body down.


Finally he turns the key,

retreating to his mansion,

kicking off those work boots,

plummeting into his favorite chair

soaking up the blast of cool air

blowing on his face.

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Poem Summary ~ My Saddle Air Conditioner

"Cool Air View" is a poem inspired by the air conditioner I currently have in my window.

It is called a Saddle Air Conditioner and is fairly new to the market.

I've had mine for 2 years now and I absolutely love it.

It has an energy saver feature as well as a quiet mode.

The best choice for me, since I love looking out my windows. This particular one basically fits over the window sill and leaves the window area completely open.

The only draw back is on hot and humid days it will shut off & you need to drain it.

To remedy this situation, I simply leave the drain open and place a bucket beneath it.

Then I use the water in my flowerbeds.

For more information you can see the Amazon link above.

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Cool Air View

Her eyes love glancing out

over the scenic view

from the living room,

but the summer heat bakes the house.


She can’t bear thinking

about the ugly air cooling box

covering up her picture perfect post card

to keep her cool.


She desperately searches for a solution,

stumbling across a new item

that saddles the window sill,

allowing her field of vision to remain.


People tell her she’s foolish

for the dollars are way too much,

but she forges ahead,

pressing her fingers on the buttons

setting up a delivery date.


This splendid model does the trick,

her prospective visibility is saved,

the only problem is the bucket

sitting in her living room,

catching drain water on hot and humid days.


Unsightly as it seems to be

it serves a purpose too,

for it doesn’t raise her water bill

as she waters her flowerbeds.

"How To Work In The Heat ~ GME Supply

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 05, 2021:

My response to Summer

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 04, 2021:

Peggy

Thanks.

I'm thanking myself for saving money on the water bill.

But I'm sure it makes the plants happy too.

Have a great labor day weekend.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 04, 2021:

I like how you addressed the summer heat in these three different poems. Air-conditioning can be a life saver! I am sure your plants thank you for saving that water squeezed out of the humid air.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 04, 2021:

Response to summer

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 03, 2021:

My response to Summer

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 01, 2021:

Manatita44

Thanks.

I'm always looking for ways to save a dollar or two, but then I splurge on a few necessities.

The heat can be unbearable at times, but it's better than those cold winter nights.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 01, 2021:

Lora

I wish I had central air conditioning, but when you rent a place you have no other choice.

There have been those days...

Take care.

manatita44 from london on September 01, 2021:

Brenda, your innovation and keen sense of economy grabbed me in this one. You're very practical, it seems. I need you here. I hear that summer's been sweltering in some places, so you have my love and best wishes. Peace.

Lora Hollings on September 01, 2021:

Love your poems on summer, Brenda. Your acrostic poem describes summer perfectly and I could actually feel the heat in your poem "Working Summer Months." It was so vividly expressed. And I loved your poem about your air conditioner. What a great idea to just take up the window sill instead of the entire window. I wish that we could get away with just a window air conditioner but with having sixty days of 100 degrees or more in the summer where I live, a central air conditioner is essential or we could never sleep. A great collection of summer poems. I really enjoyed them!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 31, 2021:

My response

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 31, 2021:

My response

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 30, 2021:

My response to summer

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 27, 2021:

Misbah

Thank you.

I love that picture of the little girl. It just seems a bit magical.

I hope your day is going well.

Bredz

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on August 27, 2021:

Bredz, this is an excellent response to the word Prompt.. I enjoyed reading all of your poems but I especially liked “ Cool Air View”. The first photo, of a girl sitting under a tree with her cat is so cute and lovely. Thanks a lot for the wonderful read. Much Love!

Blessings and Hugs

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 27, 2021:

Ms Dora

Thank you.

There are times I wish I could feel summer all year long.

Maybe one day I will, but my mind would have to wrap around that idea.

It seems strange...but Oh so wonderful!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 27, 2021:

Vidya

Thank you.

There are alot of ways to deal with this heat.

Taking a swim sounds pretty good too.

I've always liked John Denver. His songs are so much like poetry.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 27, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you.

I hate not being able to see out the window.

I have one of the regular window air conditioners in my bedroom & I can't look out, but it cools the room.

The acrostic poem seems to be the best one..

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 27, 2021:

Chitrangada

Thank you.

On hot & humid days it collects alot of water since the drain is on the inside.

It has been watering my flowers.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 27, 2021:

Rosina

Thanks.

It's a different kind of air conditioner that saddles the window sill.

I love being able to open the blinds & look outside.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 27, 2021:

Amani

Thank you.

Have a good day.

Dora Weithers on August 27, 2021:

I love the different views of summer, each so vivid. It's almost always summer where I am, so it's magical to read what someone else writes about the way we feel. Good work!

VIDYA D SAGAR on August 27, 2021:

I loved the way you told the story of dealing with the heat in the poems Brenda. The John Denver video is great. I enjoyed reading the poems. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 27, 2021:

Each poem had a clear story to tell. I liked the acrostic poem, and both of the others.

I know just getting out to a tory in ninety degree heat can be miserable, let alone working in the summer sun.

The air conditioning poem reminds me of my childhood when we had window fans, then a window air conditioner.

I like the John Denver video also. Thanks for sharing another good collection of poems.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 27, 2021:

Hello Brenda!

Excellent response to the word prompt, Summer. I liked all your poems, with special reference to the ‘Mood Changer.’

I also liked your message of re-using the water, for watering the plants.

As always, nice and thoughtful poems. Thank you for sharing.

Rosina S Khan on August 26, 2021:

I love the variety in your poetry, Brenda. This is an excellent response to the prompt, "Summer". By the way, I love your air conditioner. Also, John Denver is one of my favorite country singers. Thanks for sharing such an impressive article.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on August 26, 2021:

The mood changer bit is good..

Nice read

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 26, 2021:

Umesh

Thank you very much.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 26, 2021:

Nian

Thank you.

I appreciate you reading my work & your kind words.

Have a wonderful day.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 26, 2021:

Nice composition.

Nian from Pakistan on August 26, 2021:

You wrote a beautiful poems. I liked all of them especially Mood Changer.

Thanks for sharing these beautiful poems.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 26, 2021:

Ravi

Thank you.

My muse finally cooperated...along with finding the time.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 26, 2021:

John

Thank you.

We learn alot of tactics when we love the summer months but hate the heat.

Take care.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on August 26, 2021:

Wonderful Brenda. In each of the poems, you describe the heat and the various ways in which the cool drops of water or even the air conditioner soothes the burning bodies. Thanks for sharing.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 26, 2021:

Nice work with these poems on the theme “summer” Brenda. You describe different ways we deal with the heat of that particular season.

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