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Happy: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response 54

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


Sometimes a brilliant idea comes to light, only to be dimmed, and possibly extinguished, as something else takes shape. Such was the case for this piece. What started out as a story under a perfect title, a sunny day marred with thunderstorms, turned into a picture-perfect moment in time.

I'll be saving my title for another piece.

I actually wrote something sunny and bright, imagine that. I just couldn't bear to mar the moment. It didn't fit.

As always a big thank you to Brenda for creating these prompts. I believe I'm all caught up again.



"It's beautiful isn't it?"

He remarked, looking over at me.

"I know, what a shame

more people don't take the time

to appreciate the sunset,"

I replied, meeting his eyes.

"I was talking about you,"

he confessed, tucking a strand of my hair behind my ear,

sending a jolt of electricity

coursing through my blood.

And so it was with us,

an instant connection;

two lives became intertwined.

From the first moment

I suspected this was different,

the taste of forever sat on my tongue,

living in the embrace

as danced under the stars,

in the bursts of laughter, sideway glances,

and sun-soaked adventures.


© 2022 Alyssa

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