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Snowflake: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response 45

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


I've never been a fan of snow or the cold. I'm more of a tropical being, preferring the hot summer sun and the soft sand under my feet. How unfortunate for me, living in Ohio, where we get the joyful experience of all four seasons. I think Ohioans would agree that there are more than four seasons, though, as the weather is a little zany no matter what tilt the Earth is at.

I can't complain too much. For the majority of fall and all through the holidays, it was unseasonably warm. It's only been in the past few weeks that we've had true winter conditions. As I write this, I'm staring at the snow covering my back yard and there are little flakes falling from the sky. I do appreciate when the larger ones fall, making me feel like I'm in a snow globe. There is a magic and a beauty to winter, but I would prefer to enjoy it in a picture from the convenience of my towel in the sand, with the sound of the waves in the background.

It's good to dream. I'm looking forward to summer, if you couldn't tell. In the meantime, I decided to respond to Brenda's week 45 prompt. Thank you for sparking my creativity Brenda!



bitter and sharp

jagged and rough

they never understand

softness and beauty

come at a price

it's a cold, lonely journey

surrounded by similarity

the eye deceives

only catching what's in front

but under the surface

deep inside

emptiness echoes

and that's where they'll find

darkness hiding

but no one bothers

the challenge is too much

because once they discover

all that there is

there's no turning back,

no way to neatly put it all away

besides, isn't it better

to be inveigled?


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