Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #35

Hey there poets, it’s another odd week for paint chip poetry, where I throw in a word from my angel card deck. Only this week I decided to throw in three angel cards.

The Challenge

Today our theme is The Future, as if any of us know what that’s going to be like. I didn’t even know what cards I was going to pull before I pulled them. The paint chip words and phrases are: morning glory, red velvet, terra-cotta, and bluff. The three angel words are: honesty, light, and peace. I think we can all agree a future with more of those would be most welcome.

What I would like you to do is pick at least one of the angel card words to shape your future world and use all four paint chip words as colors. For example, you could write about the red velvet curtain hanging in a window or the morning glory colored sky on the horizon.

Of course, you can write whatever you want. You could even write from the past imagining the future as it is now. Honestly, it will bring me great peace just to have you all shine a little light into the world with your poems.

My Poems

So I decided to write three separate poems, one for each of the angel cards. I hope you like them.


The day dawned bright,
the terra-cotta sky 
brilliant in my view.

The hillside a bluff tan
draped in morning glory white
and red velvet blooms.

It differed so from the day
I'd imagined only a week ago.
Lovely, but empty without you.

Illuminate the future
with your morning glory light,
the bluff hillside ignited
in terra-cotta tones,
and a red velvet twilight
points to a new way.

This world of war and violence
where blood runs the color of red velvet
in the streets, staining our hands,
seems to taunt us with promises
of a future of peace,
but the promise is a lie.

War never ends in peace.

Your Turn

Now it’s your turn. Write one poem or write three. It’s up to you. Please post your poem in the comments if you don’t have a blog of your own. Or post your words on your own blog and drop a link in the comments. Be sure to link back here from your post so others can join in on imagining a better future.

And sorry for that last one that went a little dark.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


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