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Chasing the Sun

Embrace the new day, release the old

By Lisa VanGalenPublished 26 days ago Updated 26 days ago 1 min read
Chasing the Sun
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The sun glides quietly between the clouds

Dipping her toes slowly into the horizon

A vibrant hue of pink

Marking her descent


Colour blasts the atmosphere

As she radiates with joy

Promising to return upon the morrow

The only thing more constant is death


The light of day vanishes

Into the inkiness of night

Dusk kisses the shore

Highlighting waves dancing in the moonlight


Stars glitter across the ebony expanse

Reflected in the uncaring sea

Dazzling and intense

In the vastness of the universe


Wisps of a breeze caress the rocks

Leaving behind a salty remembrance

A note to say, "I was here"

Only to be bathed into oblivion


Upon the dawn

New promises are born

The day ahead full of wonder

And belief in the impossible


Stand firmly in the moment

Embrace the peace and beauty

And hold tight to the one truth:

There will always be a tomorrow


Author's Note:

This piece was written as part of Randy Baker's unofficial challenge, Prompted #5. The task was to write at least 12 lines and include a minimum of 13 words provided as the prompt.

In no particular order, here are my included prompts: sun, glides, quietly, clouds, horizon, hue, marking, waves, night, dancing, dusk, sea, light, wisps, breeze, salty, ahead

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About the Creator

Lisa VanGalen

I am a panster by nature, discovering my characters as they reveal themselves. To date, my novel writing has involved the paranormal or magick within a more familiar setting, blending it with mysteries, police procedurals, or thrillers.

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Comments (6)

  • Lamar Wigginsabout 18 hours ago

    Excellent!!! Your poem flowed with precision.

  • Randy Bakerabout 22 hours ago

    Congratulations on placing in the challenge. Well done!

  • Novel Allen21 days ago

    We can only hope there will be a tomorrow, fingers xxd for a brighter future for us all. Still, holding fast to our lifeline.

  • M. A. Mehan 25 days ago

    This is so good!

  • Sherif Saad26 days ago

    That's a good work!

  • Sweileh 88826 days ago

    Interesting and delicious content. Keep posting more

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