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Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 2.14 – Exquisite

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Today’s Prompt: Mark Helprin: “It was a mad and beautiful thing … “

Exquisite

That summer was one of

Surprises

Change

Love

and…

Loss

 

When I think of those

hot summer nights

and even hotter days

the only word that

comes to mind is

Fireworks!

 

We met and started

out white-hot as a

bottle rocket

Continued to flame

and blaze through

day after day seeing

fireworks in everything

at every turn …

from wild and crazy

lightning storms risking

everything to get just

the right picture as

a single streak

connecting with

the ground

Celebrating the

4th of July at

the city parks

fireworks show

once again risking

it all to get just the

right exposure of

fireworks in the sky

All in all that summer

as Helprin so perfectly said:

“It was a mad and beautiful thing … “

 

Looking back to those memories

Remembering the fireworks not

only in the sky, but in our hearts

We could have had it all

But for one thing …

Commitment

Copyright © 2017 Annie
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

 

 

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Those Were the Days …

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Those Were the Days …

Carefree …

Bicycle days

Summer fun in shorts and flip-flops

Daily freedom after chores were done

Exploring the nooks and crannies

of my little town

Most afternoons at the pool

With …

Wednesday and Saturday

at the local library

Rock outlined play houses

Pumping hard on the swings

Bailing out if you were brave

Skateboarding down the

Methodist Church hill

And …

Roller skating on the

tennis court

Lightning Bug Nights

and homemade peach ice cream

Those were the days …

 

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

November Day

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November Day

After back-to-back grey days
Cold…
Wet…
Miserable…
 
This morning the 
sun came through
 
Following the setting
of an amazing Moon
 
Beginning the day
A perfect November day
A cool morning
Sunny…
A bright blue
Rain-washed
Sky…
 
Copyright © 2014 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

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