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Carousel: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response, Week 26

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


Brenda has given us many wonderful prompts and week 26 was no exception. Lesson was the theme, inspiring a plethora of ideas. As always, I love to sit with the prompts and let them marinate. I enjoy exploring the darker aspects of life, there's something about the grittiness that piques my interest.

Per usual, a random idea popped in my head as I was going through my creative process and I ran with it. I'm pleased with the spin of this one and I hope you enjoy reading it.

Thank you Brenda!


A whirlwind of color

lights flash by

this carousel

never stops.

Flying on wild horses

let's go faster.

This freedom

is just too sweet

and I can't get enough.

Try the elephant,

he'll take you to new lands.

But oh, the tiger,

with stripes of ebony and faded orange,

will reveal secrets

hiding in plain sight.

If it's Heaven you're searching for,

hop in the swan's seat.

She's got the ticket

to cure all your pain.

A whirlwind of color,

flashing lights

Didn't you know?

This carousel never stops.


© 2021 Alyssa

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