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Photograph: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response 33

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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 there. Happy October! How are you enjoying Fall? I thought I was ready, and then it started getting cooler. It was then that I realized, no, I don't want to say goodbye to summer. Hahaha!

Anyway, as I was getting my workout in this afternoon, I heard a song and I instantly became inspired to write the following poem. Pausing my workout, I let the words flow and within the hour I was finished. Luckily, I was able to tie it in to Brenda's latest prompt, week 33 - photograph. I changed a line to make it work. I have a fun idea for cloud, but I'm still trying to figure it out where it's going. Wish me luck.

I hope you enjoy reading! Have a beautiful Sunday!

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Photograph

Once upon a time

it was just

you and me

living on

dreams

we didn't have much

but I had you

you had me

And it was

like the movies

happened so fast

up on stage

millions of voices

echoing our words

adoration

applause

affluence

everything

we ever wished for

And I had you

you had me.

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But fame is addicting

temptation too sweet

and isn't true

people with power

forget their roots?

The future is now

in him

in her

art imitates life

and it was all a pretty lie.

I guess

we knew all along

this was far from a fairytale

there's no happy ending

old hands clasped together

swinging on the porch

a faded dream

like the crinkled photograph

on the counter

when I had you

you had me.

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Was it worth it

I ask myself

each night

staring up at the stars

legacy lives on

our words last forever

hanging on the notes

playing through the speakers

millions of voices

echoing our deepest thoughts

adoration

applause

affluence

everything

we thought we wanted

before we realized the cost.

© 2021 Alyssa

Comments

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 13, 2021:

Thank you Brenda!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 13, 2021:

Thank you Bill! That means a lot!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 11, 2021:

Alyssa

A wonderful poem depicting a love once adored.

Thinking how simple life was in the beginning before the fame hit with it's temptation.

Now realizing it was not meant to be, but those memories are frozen in time.

(Just like your camera in the freezer)

Great writing.

I posted a link earlier.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 11, 2021:

Hey there...I'll read and comment on this one later.

I got to go to doctor.

See ya afterbit.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 11, 2021:

Any possibility of you losing your talent in October is now laid to rest. In fact, you just keep getting better!

Happy Halloween my scary friend!

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

Thank you Umesh!

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

Thank you Pamela!

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

Thank you so much Janis!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on October 10, 2021:

Alyssa, you have composed it from your heart, so nice, beautiful. Blessings. Have a good time.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 10, 2021:

A lost love is a good topic for your poem about a photograph. I had similar thoughts. I enjoyed reading your very good poem, Alyssa. Thank you for sharing it.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on October 10, 2021:

Great work, Alyssa! Even the format spoke to the story as the words ran downward, punching fast, so much so with relationships we get caught up in and fall fast. The images are brilliant as well. I read it twice!

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

Thank you so much John! I need all the luck I can get haha!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 10, 2021:

What an excellent poem you have written here, Alyssa. It certainly fits Brenda’s “photograph” prompt. I love the image of the camera in the refrigerator too. Wishing you luck with the “cloud” prompt as well.

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