The window swung open

Not a breath of wind in the stale air

And golden tresses cascaded

Over ivory shoulders cold and bare


Her thoughts were deeply rooted

In the splash of blue of her faraway stare

And her heart stood there broken

Lost in a dream which was far from there


The crash of waves interrupted

Her lonely despairing thoughts

And her mind fought to refocus

On what the new day had brought


But at last her mental clarity

Betrayed her once more

As she stumbled and fell dead

Against the unconcerned floor


Written by, Michelle Cook

Poetry prompt: The window swung open, not a breath of wind in the air

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6 responses to “Breathless

  1. I must consider this… one of my fav. poetry of the day. Michelle speaks the virtuality of real nice world in words. Her feelings about shattered love, & unbroken loneliness are well captured & nicely decorated with suchness of such structured verses. Quite a poetry it is! Had a great time with its… puckered depth of heartfelt-ness.

    I find you pretty amazing at writing. So have at it! Looking forward to reading your work, Michelle. 🍻

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  2. Awww…. this was such a heartfelt comment. Really made my day… Thank you so much Shivam. 😉

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  3. Holy moly! What an unexpected ending! Loved it!

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  4. Thank you. ☺️ Gotta throw in a good twist every now and then. Lol…

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  5. Absolutely love this 💝

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  6. Thank you ☺️


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