A Break in the Clouds

Written for:  Friday Writings #53 - Ordinary

"I’m taking a beat to enjoy the small stretch of ordinariness between the frenzy of the US election season and the beginning of the hectic holiday season.  To honor that, I’ve decided to make the word “ordinary” the optional prompt for this week. What does it bring up for you?"

No urgency, no emergency,
no deep thought.  A break
in the clouds brings
a smile.  Some calm days
would delight me.  Do not
turn on the news–it's always
frightening, and commercials
are political drivel.  Catch
up with magazines, and cross-
words.  Finally finish
that book.  Add a piece
of chocolate, and I'm happy.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to A Break in the Clouds

  1. Magazines, crosswords, a book and chocolate – there are still moments of heaven on earth!


  2. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    I have several books calling at me to read them this weekend, and I absolutely intend to make time for at least one!


  3. Helen says:

    In your case, ordinary is quite lovely! My younger sister remarked yesterday how ‘totally blown away’ our Mother would be if she could see today’s commercials. Born in 1923, she certainly would have been lots of different emotions, shocked one of them.


  4. Yep, your poem says it for me. Thank you kindly. 🙃


  5. Susi Bocks says:

    Ah, yes! That certainly is a sweet, fulfilling time. 🙂


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