Here’s another A Prompt Each Day Challenge. This time we were asked to use at least 3 of the following 10 words:
Enjoy, Dinner, Week, Candle, Live, Late, Pray, Money, Rise and Songs.
We were also challenged to use all 10 if we could, so I did. So tired today. Running on empty – reckon my brain’s functioning at about 30% capacity, so haven’t got a clue how this poem turned out. However, busy tomorrow (traveling, then at a wedding), so I’m afraid that this will have to do. It was either this or not write one at all. Will try to sleep better before writing my next piece.
Loneliness, Longing & Love
Morning’s kiss bids me “Live!”
and I seek a reason to rise.
Is this the day I find you,
look into your loving eyes?
All the love songs on the radio
each try whispering your name
and although I long to hear it,
every song sounds the same.
At dinner I lay an extra place
but no longer know for who.
I set a candle in my window,
is it burning there for you?
Although hope blazes eternally,
it burns fainter week after week.
I still pray for your arrival
yet no longer know who I seek.
Money cannot buy me comfort
and the wine it has no taste.
And now the hour is getting late,
looks like another day gone to waste.
At night I lie in bed alone,
longing to hold you near.
In my dream I enjoy your company,
hope when I wake you’re still here.
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