A Light Effect

Her beach walk was at midnight
Moon and stars her only light

She came across a sand castle
She thought a life with no hassle

Morning dawned and hid the stars
A blazing sun revealed scars

While darkness lured her to a pledge
Now she sees a cliff’s edge

A stretch of sand under the moon
Can be a Sahara Desert’s rune

Be wary of light that only appeases
More than one is beguiled by a brain teaser

Linking up with Dversepoets.com (Thursday open link) and Linda Kruschke Paint Chip Poetry.

Today’s theme comes from page 154 of volume 1 of 1000 Quotable Poems. The theme poem title is “The Country Faith” by Norman Gal. You have these seven paint chip words and phrases to work with: brain teaser, midnight, beach walk, dumpling, castle, cliff’s edge, and Sahara. Please use at least five of these in your poem. For extra bonus points, write your poem in rhyming couplets.

I managed to use 6 words and in rhyming couplets.

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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14 Responses to A Light Effect

  1. This is lovely. I felt like I was on that beach walk.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rothpoetry says:

    A good word of wisdom!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. msjadeli says:

    Those word snippets together created an interesting poem. Walking the beach with only natural light and coming across a sand castle is a very vivid image.

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  4. Helen Dehner says:

    Good job! That was a difficult challenge ….

    Liked by 1 person

  5. robtkistner says:

    Well written Mary… 🙂


  6. Lona Gynt says:

    I read this twice, the second time I understood it better, but both times it gave me nice shifting lilting feel. I think it is true that in a setting of imperfect or midnight light, things appear so differently than in light of day, teasing our brains. Likin gthis. 🙂


  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Such wonderful wisdom in this one! 💝💝


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