Week #28 is here and it’s back to the usual format for our paint chip prompt. When I pulled the cards for today I had to chuckle at the theme because it means two weeks in a row we have gratitude in the mix. Maybe that’s a good thing because in these trying times gratitude might just be the thing to keep us sane and get us through.
The theme for today is I am grateful and I’m challenging you to use all seven of these paint chips words and phrases: blazing sun, blue ribbon, fossil, red clay, grassland, deep dark wood, and driftwood. Bonus points if you can write your poem in rhyming couplets.
I decided to go the rhyming couplet route myself for this fictional account that I would gladly live out in real life. I’ve actually been longing for a trip to the beach for several weeks now. Maybe it will happen before the summer is over.
The Gift of Gratitude I stroll along the ocean shore blazing sun forevermore makes me smile and gaze afar o'er the waves this greatest star offers warmth from up on high a promise from the cerulean sky I trip on driftwood at my feet once deep dark wood until the heat baked it like a red clay pot in a kiln scorching hot I pick it up with grand plans to fashion with my own hands a work of art from beauty within that rises to a blue ribbon win As I leave the tranquil shore journey through grasslands of yore there's time to come another day I drop the wood as if to say I'm grateful for this quiet time spent upon the shore sublime and if this wood should fossilize in sands of time where it lies I'll remember the perfect reason for gratitude no matter the season
Okay, now it’s your turn. Spin me a tale or tell me the truth about your enduring gratitude. Use all seven paint chip words and I’ll be grateful as hummingbirds. Share your poem in the comments below, or on your blog with a comment link instead.
Thanks for playing along!