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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

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Colour blasts the atmosphere

As she radiates with joy

Promising to return upon the morrow

The only thing more constant is death

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The light of day vanishes

Into the inkiness of night

Dusk kisses the shore

Highlighting waves dancing in the moonlight

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Stars glitter across the ebony expanse

Reflected in the uncaring sea

Dazzling and intense

In the vastness of the universe

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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

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Upon the dawn

New promises are born

The day ahead full of wonder

And belief in the impossible

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Stand firmly in the moment

Embrace the peace and beauty

And hold tight to the one truth:

There will always be a tomorrow

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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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