Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Poetry Challenge #1 - Mixed Messages

Yesterday as I was reading Cathy's slice on Merely Day By Day, she said she was moving from the Slice of Life March Challenge to the poem-a-day challenge for April. No, I do not claim to be a poet, but I would like to REACH out and expand my writing territories.  I have accepted the challenge - thanks Cathy!

This first poem I wrote a year ago on spring break (hopefully this still counts!) In one day's time we went from sunny to snow to a thunderstorm.  It was certainly a day of mixed messages.

Mixed Messages

Early morning
before the sun
peaks its head from the covers of darkness
birds chirp
assuring me that spring is on its way.

Morning light
shines on the day
as snowflakes start to fall
like balls of cotton
reminding me that winter is not over.

Nightfall comes
turning out the light of the day
thunder and lightning
flashing in Morse Code
sending me mixed messages of...

1 comment:

  1. Leigh Anne, I love that you decided to share a little poetry. You and I must live close as this sounds like a typical day. Our weather can never make up its mind.

    Loved: nightfall comes / turning out the light of day