Last night of December

I stood out to say farewell 
To the last night of the year
December starlight was twinkling
As if waving me goodbye too
The year that was, good, bad and all
Has taken a graceful leave
And a nascent, newly minted
Year is going to fill its shoes
As midnight struck, I made a wish
A wish that we be granted fortitude
To deal with all that comes our way
In this unknown jungle of hazards
Know as tomorrow

A new dawn

Written for PCF # 19, hosted by Paula

Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “midnight forest” and/or “December starlight.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF

Also included; Weekly Prompts by Sue W and GC- A new dawn

And RDP- Light

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Wish

A soft sigh escapes her parted lips

Scattering the dandelion seeds away


Forgotten dreams intrude on reality

A wish for her to revisit the past

Relive those halcyon days and nights


But realizing the futility of this

She consoles her lovelorn heart

That one day they will meet again

dandelion fluff

~*~

Written for PCF # 18 ,hosted by Paula

Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “dandelion wish” and/or “unforgettable.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF

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My winter view

Ice bubble frost

~*~

Looking out the window I see

The variegated sky presenting a multitude of colors

Like a kaleidoscope shattering and scattering

The delicate frost crystals on the leaves

Grass blades glittering like diamond strands

My breath leaves a trail in the cold air

Oxygen filled air giving me a new vigor for life

Winter dawn in all its majesty enchanting

Written for Paula’s PCF prompt # 17

Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “winter dawn” and/or “delicate frost.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF

Also included; RDP; Variegated skies

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Surrender to reality

Image from Happy Color
The machination of our fate guide us to paths unknown 
What, why, and where, all hidden in the mystery of tomorrow
We can fight with our destiny or surrender in a graceful way
Some question it, fight it every step of the journey
Others accept whatever life throws at them and move on
The “what if’s” are a siren’s song that allure us
And distract us from what is happening now, in present
Making us lose our way in a jungle of possibilities
Better to be pragmatic and realist in life
Then to live a life discontented and wistful

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Written for PCF # 16, hosted by Paula

Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “mermaid’s song” and/or “surrender.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF

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Stardust evening

Twinkling stars in the silver dusted gloam 

I absorb the majesty of the vast galaxies shining down

Eyes bright with diamond brightness looking deep into the soul

My heart expands to fit the universe in stardust evening

I became one with the wisdom of generation gone before me

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Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “dusted gloam” and/or “stardust evening.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF

Written for Paula’s PCF# 15

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Oh this is so tempting!

When I take inspiration from words like temptation, salsa and island, my mind automatically goes to food. There’s nothing that tempts me more than the food I love!

I try to be angelic 
But you tempt with with devil’s food cake
The swirls of chocolate dancing salsa on the glossy surface
Break my resolve to abstain in a few aromatic whiffs
It’s too hard to resist and forgo this pleasure
That looks like an oasis of bliss, an island of delight
Excuse me while I dig in, your allowed only to watch

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Written for Paula’s PCF # 14

write a poem, a story, a memory, whatever you like. Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “island salsa” and/or “temptation.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF

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Stormy journey- PCF # 13

sky

~*~


You know your destination

And prepare for any eventuality

But when a tsunami strikes

Changing the whole scenario

The journey becomes harder

As you lose your bearings

The way is lost in the giant waves

That touch the sky

Obscuring everything

You flounder in the deep water

Hoping to catch a glimmer of light in darkness

Nerves of Steel are needed to keep going

Or perhaps a heart that never looses hope?




~*~

Written in response to PCF # 13, hosted by Paula

“Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “journey” and/or “tsunami sky.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF”

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Tropical getaway – PCF # 12

In the depth of winter, I dream of hot environs 

Sitting by the warm sand, basking in tolerable heat

Ocean waves frolicking in a playful manner with the beach

The tropical mist enveloping my frozen being

Coconut drinks served with a twist of lime

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Written in response to PCF, a prompt hosted by Paula

Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “tropical mist” and/or “crocodile dreams.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF

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Sunset glow opens the doors

The sunset glow opens the doorway

A doorway to the past which


I had kept firmly closed for a while


Some memories that were to be kept hidden


To be cherished like a treasure


Only to be enjoyed when nostalgia strikes


Memories of the sweetest, rarest moments


That may lose some of their charm if relived


………Once too often

Written for PCF, hosted by Paula

Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “sunset glow” and/or “nostalgia.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish.

Also included;

RDP; Doorway to the past

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Awakening

An early morning start to a much-awaited journey

I was awake while the world slept on

In the dimming twilight we embark on our travel

Driving while the sky awakened gradually


The pink on the horizon turned orange

And then I caught the glimpse of the sun rising

This beauty I cannot find in an urban sunrise


I needed to venture out in the wild to experience it

Welcome to my Friday afternoon paint chip prompt. There are other paint chip prompts out there, but they’re very precise in what they ask for. Mine is open ~ write a poem, a story, a memory, whatever you like. Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s « urban sunrise » and/or « awakening. » Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish

Written for Paula’s PCF # 10

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