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BFF: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response 27


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


Hello again! How is September treating you? It's a beautiful and sunny right now in Ohio. I'm trying to enjoy the weather while it lasts. My birthday is coming up and I'm getting the house ready for my favorite holiday, Halloween.

I'm slowly working my way through Brenda's prompts and came up with a little something in response to week 27, summer.

As always, a big thank you to Brenda! These prompts keep my creativity on its toes and help me get in the right mindset for my short stories. Be on the lookout. With any luck, I'll reach my goal and have one published later this month.



Throw on your dress

give me a twirl

laughter over the beat

how I wish I could be like you

It's the season of love

you're so carefree

dancing with the wind

a true beauty queen.

We'll sleep 'til noon

lay out in the sun

tempting fate

in our quest for vanity

grand visions of the future

turn to secrets whispered

as twilight appears

the hour of legs and heels

danger and fun

we're Thelma and Louise

predators seeking prey

youthful immortality

will not be wasted.


© 2021 Alyssa


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 10, 2021:

Thank you!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 10, 2021:

Thank you Peggy!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on September 10, 2021:

Nice poetry and well presented .

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 10, 2021:

As Lora wrote, "the hour of legs and heels" brings back memories. The wearing of high heels is now a distant memory for me at my age. I shifted to much lower heels some years ago. I enjoyed your poem about carefree summer days.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 10, 2021:

Thank you so much Bill!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 10, 2021:

Thank you Pamela!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 10, 2021:

Thank you so much Lora!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 10, 2021:

Thank you Brenda!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 10, 2021:

Well done! I've always liked your poetry and today's was no exception. You really are quite good; it's a shame you don't write more.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 10, 2021:

This is a very good poem. Alyssa. We are at the end of summer, and your message about summer ending is clear.

Lora Hollings on September 10, 2021:

I love your poem, Alyssa. You certainly captured the spirit of summer. Carefree and fun. I especially loved the line, the hour of legs and heels. That brings back many memories for me. The age I am now, I don't wear heals much. But, I remember how fun it was to get really dressed up and go out for a night on the town. I loved your light-hearted style! You did a wonderful job with this prompt.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 09, 2021:


I enjoyed reading this one & I am enjoying this last bit of summer we are having too.

I notice the nights are getting cooler.

Your poem reminded me of a movie with Mindy McCarthy, but I can't think of the name of it.

Thelma & Loiuse was a great one too.

Be adventurous, let your hair down...enjoy your upcoming birthday in style.

Laughing & having a great time, basking in the sun.

Or Ladies dancing the night away.

great picture in my mind.

Just be safe.

I'll post this in the word prompt article.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 09, 2021:

Thank you Umesh!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 09, 2021:

Thank you Dora!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 09, 2021:

Thank you John!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 09, 2021:

Sounds like you have some awesome Fall plans Liza!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 09, 2021:

A good response to summer prompt. Well composed.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 09, 2021:

A great portrait blend of youth and good weather. An enjoyable read!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 09, 2021:

Alyssa, glad you are enjoying the current weather. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem for the “summer” prompt, and have a great birthday.

Liza from USA on September 09, 2021:

Hi Alyssa, I'm excited about Fall which is coming up soon! Of course, Halloween too. I love watching horror movies during Halloween.

By the way, I'm done with the summer. This year we got a lot of smoke from wildfires in California and some in Utah. Oh, a beautiful poem with a beautiful illustration. I hope you will have a wonderful birthday!

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