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This Morning

Poppy's Prompt #5

By Dana CrandellPublished 22 days ago Updated 22 days ago 1 min read
This Morning
Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

If memories were mine to paint,

I'd dip my finest brush

In the azure sky above me

Here, in this morning's hush.


I'd tuck it in an envelope

And seal it fast away.

I'd keep it safe, next to my heart

To give to you one day


When all you see are cold, gray skies

And dreams start to erode

And dark clouds threaten to descend,

To press, 'til you implode.


Alas, it's incorporeal.

I cannot keep it pinned,

So I will simply save my heart

And send it on the wind.


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About the Creator

Dana Crandell

Dad, Stedpad, Grandpa, Husband, lover of Nature and dogs.

Poet, Writer, Editor, Photographer, Artist and Tech/Internet nerd. Content writer by trade. Vocal Creator by choice.

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  • Mike Singleton - Mikeydred7 days ago

    Wonderful take on the prompt, worthy of a Top Story

  • Christy Munson16 days ago


  • Delightful! Like Poppy… my favourite stanza is the first… like a love song.

  • Poppy 20 days ago

    This is so gorgeous. I especially love the opening stanza. Really well done!

  • That ending felt do liberating! Loved your take on this challenge!

  • Andrea Corwin 22 days ago

    Dana, this is such a cool poem, I loved it, the rhyming the “hush” - excellent!💕💕

  • Manisha Dhalani22 days ago

    Dana, this was so so nice. What a way to describe a morning!

  • Shirley Belk22 days ago

    I loved the sentiment of those thoughts....lovely

  • Katarzyna Popiel22 days ago

    The words seem simple but, somehow, they managed to make me feel the spaciousness and lightness of the clear blue sky. Lovely!

  • Tiffany Gordon 22 days ago

    ❤'d it!!!!

  • D.K. Shepard22 days ago

    Wow, what a sincere sentiment captured in such a whimsical weaving of words! Great poem, Dana!

  • Alexander McEvoy22 days ago

    This was amazing Dana! “So I will simply save my heart, and send it on the wind” is my new favourite line of poetry ever written!

  • JBaz22 days ago

    No idea what the prompt is but i totally enjoyed this poem

  • Heather Hubler22 days ago

    Goodness, I loved this so much. Perfection 🔥

  • Hannah Moore22 days ago

    Or of course, you could write it in a poem. Which I get is what you've done but I couldn't resist a moment of contrary bluntness.

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