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Blue: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response, Week 25

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

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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!

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Blue

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

daydreaming

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.

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