PCF10: Urban Sunrise

Awakening in the city,
She’s surrounded by voices
Yelling, laughing, weeping;
Pots clattering, traffic noises,
Banging, honking, beeping…
She has never felt more alone.
Slipping on her sneakers,
She goes jogging in the snow,
Her breath frosty in the cold.
Dawn breaks behind the gray
And faceless buildings,
A flirty dirty urban sunrise,
Winking pink persuasion,
Eliciting a maybe
Things will turn out fine.
She smiles as she circles
Back toward her home,
And the day is dusted gold.


Image from Pixabay. Poetry form is free verse.

Welcome to my Friday afternoon paint chip prompt. There are other paint chip prompts out there, but they’re very precise in what they ask for. Mine is open ~ write a poem, a story, a memory, whatever you like. Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “urban sunrise” and/or “awakening.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

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16 responses to “PCF10: Urban Sunrise

  1. I like this. I can see all these images and hear the various sounds and voices.

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  2. Wow, this is so rich, Paula. The imagery and feelings are wonderful. Love it. 💙

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  3. Lovely poem Paula.

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  4. Wonderful poem! Loved the somewhat melancholy beginning and sweet happy ending.

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  8. The dawn of a new day with all of its noises.
    I could visualize all that was happening in every line.
    I thought I’d join in this week. I came across your blog
    challenge through, Sadje. I hope you enjoy … thank you for hosting.
    Isadora 😎

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