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Blue: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response, Week 25


Alyssa is an avid reader, writer, and coffee enthusiast. She loves sharing thoughts, ideas, and creative writings with the world.


Well hello again. I'm slowly working my way through Brenda's weekly themes and I've finally grasped ahold of this beautiful sunshine to come up with something for Blue.

Summer still has a firm grip here in Ohio and while I love it, I think I'm ready to embrace Autumn. My son has been back to school for almost two weeks now and many in our area are also back in the classroom. For a small few, the final days of vacation are coming to an end as they'll be starting next week.

All of this had me thinking back on my own summer vacations, spending the majority of it under the sun with my nose in a book. My mind was always halfway around the world or on a fictional planet, but I also loved staring up at the clouds. Truth be told, I still do.

And so, I present to you a new poem.

I hope you enjoy reading it. As always, a big thank you to Brenda!



The soft blades

tickle my skin

a gentle breeze

caresses my hair

warm rays offer

an inviting kiss

and closing my eyes

I can almost feel you here

holding my hand

a carefree afternoon


floating through the cerulean heavens

creating stories

for each fluffy, white cloud we pass.

But that's just child's play

and the beautiful petals

of our royal crowns

have long since wilted and died.

But the charming birds

keep on singing

a sweet serenade

for anyone willing to listen

and now I have nothing but time.

So I'll stay

lay right here

and wait.


© 2021 Alyssa


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on August 28, 2021:

Thank you so much Vidya!

VIDYA D SAGAR on August 27, 2021:

Great poem with lovely imagery. Brought back the childhood memories of vacations spent watching the clouds with a book in hand, letting imagination take the lead. Have a good day.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on August 27, 2021:

Thank you so much Brenda! I'm honored that you shared the poem. :)

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on August 27, 2021:

Thank you Chitrangada!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on August 27, 2021:

Thank you so much Lora!

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


The school year is upon us once again which makes me wonder how long the children will be able to attend school this year.

Last year with Covid presented many challenges for them.

I love looking up at those clouds too.

In your poem, "Blue" you paint us a beautiful picture.

I can sense all the nature..the grass, the blue sky, the breeze blowing...all becoming part of us.

It's a very peaceful scene connecting us together like we are part of the universe.

But then a sadness overcomes her for she is no longer playing childhood games.

The birds are still singing their song as she waits alone with time.

This is excellent ink.

I am posting a link in the word prompt article & I also shared this here.


I haven't posted anything here for some time, but your poetry deserves a spotlight.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 26, 2021:

A beautiful response to the word prompt, Blue. Nice imagery, and lovely poem.

Thank you for sharing.

Lora Hollings on August 26, 2021:

Like a beautiful daydream is your poem, Alyssa. It takes me back to when I was a child and I felt as if I could touch the clouds and there would always be a story that I would associate with each one. Thanks for this lovely poem which brought these treasured memories back to me.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on August 26, 2021:

Thanks Bill!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 26, 2021:

For some reason, I think of sweet melancholy when I read this. Lovely no matter what the mood.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on August 26, 2021:

Thank you John!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 26, 2021:

A lovely but descriptive poem in response to the word “blue.” I could imagine lying there watching the clouds in the blue sky.

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