Setting Sun ~ Weekend Sky #71

I’m not a photographer (can’t compete with great bloggers who are true artists), but I saw the prompt and thought, “I have some sky photos, why not?”  This was taken from the window of my apartment, using my tablet.😊

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It was too crucial

Decades ago, to be dazzling

Beauty was key that opened

The best doors

Or so I believed…

Good looks had power

To take you places

Career advancement

VIP events

Parties, friends… Love

The World’s values

Are deceitful



“Dazzling” was a pit

I fell into

And nearly died

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That’s Beauty

Prompt: write a Septolet—

The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.


Used to

Be young

Stunning looks


Now people

Say I’m

Amusing, fun

That’s Beauty!

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