A Sad Story with Maybe A Happy Ending

Right at the tip of his tongue
Are all the words he never said
He saw sunshine through the rain
Now thistles grow where silence bled

An unsuspecting glacier
Hard and cold none can push
Out of the blue between them
Burns with the slightest touch

Now they wait for sunlight’s rays
To breathe its fire and wash
Away the layers of love’s undoing
And hope its better than summer squash


This week our paint chip prompt with Linda Kruschke is to write about heartbreak. Remember, you don’t have to use the work heartbreak to write about it. The paint chip words and phrases this week are thistletip of the tonguetree houseout of the bluesunshinesummer squash, and glacier.

The rules are to write a 12-line poem using at least 4 of the words or phrases.

The end got kind of tricky. And with all the heartbreak around right now, a silly ending is okay with me.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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3 Responses to A Sad Story with Maybe A Happy Ending

  1. Silly is definitely allowed and appreciated.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mary this is excellent. The few words explode into imagery and feeling. Write on, my sister.

    Liked by 1 person

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