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Skins: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response 29

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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 happy to say that I'm all caught up now with Brenda's weekly themes. I think birthdays bring out creativity. Week 29 offered the prompt, freedom. In true style, I ran far beyond the bounds and came up with something completely out of left field. This was a fun one to write and I hope you enjoy reading it.

Thank you Brenda!

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a new skin

for a new place

maybe this will be the one

running away

suitcase in hand

I'll always win the chase

smarter, stronger

don't even try

you can test me

you'll never break me

guess this wasn't the one

no matter

pack up

move on

I'm the expert

and who needs a home anyway?

I've got plenty of skins

and I know just where to find more

secrets locked safe

one hand holding on

the other at the ready

you can test me

but you'll never break me

I'm always one step ahead

just out of reach

a new skin

in a brand new place...

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Comments

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 14, 2021:

Thank you Peggy!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 14, 2021:

Thank you Pamela!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 14, 2021:

Thank you so much Chitrangada!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 14, 2021:

Thank you John!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 14, 2021:

Thank you Lora!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 14, 2021:

I think so, too! haha!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 14, 2021:

Thank you so much Brenda!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 14, 2021:

Thank you!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 14, 2021:

Belated happy birthday greetings to you. Your take on Brenda's prompt was unique and portrays the freedom of traveling or moving to new places whenever one wishes to do so.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 14, 2021:

Happy Birthday Alyssa! I could not find this article in my feed when I read it, so birthday wishes are late. It is an excellent response to Brenda's prompt, 'freedom'.

I really love your poem.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 14, 2021:

An interesting and unique response to the word prompt, freedom, depicting the zeal for life.

Happy Birthday to you. My best wishes on your special day.

Thank you for sharing!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 13, 2021:

Happy Birthday, Alicia. Well done, catching up with all the prompts. This poem was very interesting, and a good read.

Lora Hollings on September 13, 2021:

Happy Birthday, Alyssa! I love your poem. It's certainly a very interesting take on freedom. I guess, some of us, are always running from something or someone. Your poem does a great job at describing an existence like this.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 13, 2021:

P.S. ~ I'm glad you got caught up.

Birthday's are very inspiring for you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 13, 2021:

Alyssa

Happy Birthday!!

I hope it was a terrific day for you.

Another year older certainly hasn't deterred your writing. It is wonderful as usual.

This is great! It's fun to read also.

Your poem, "Skins" shows us a person who doesn't let himself be chained down to one place.

He's always ready to move on & try again. He won't stop until he finds just what he's looking for in life.

He will never break, he gets stronger and smarter with each step he takes.

Great reminder that our freedom is our own choice & home is what we make it.

I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 13, 2021:

Very nice. Well done. Very engrossing.

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