Copyright - Douglas M. MacIlroy

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

Content to hover blissful there
Cradled by unblemished air
Loafing lazily sublime
Rising higher I did climb
Farther from the world below
Unknowing shortly I would go
To dwell with mortals day and night
Give up my home and join their fight
Endure the judgment of their tribe
Forced to work and not imbibe
Measured by their shallow stock
Seized inside behind a lock
Plunging down on rolling thunder
Frozen fate or blizzard blunder
Mother Nature’s fortune drops
Giving life to clan and crops
Polluted poisoned wicked waters
Fosters fate of sons and daughters
Evaporation’s upward tide  
Hydrologic cycle ride
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22 thoughts on “It’s A Cloud’s Life

  1. artsifrtsy says:

    Lush – truly beautiful!

  2. unfetteredbs says:

    Loafing lazily sublime… Loved this.

    Really enjoyed your taken on the prompt. I floated along with your words so seamlessly.

  3. rgayer55 says:

    A very nice poem, Honie. Beautifully descriptive.

  4. zookyworld says:

    Beautiful description of the water cycle… I really liked following along with the ride, with lines such as “plunging down on rolling thunder.”

  5. Honie, this is dreamy! I like the languid, melting quality of this. Wonderful!

  6. Dear Honie,

    My favorite line, “polluted poisoned wicked waters” …pretty much describes the cloud cover over Los Angeles. Well done as always.



  7. Now I feel sorry for clouds, not much of a life.

  8. erinleary says:

    Like the lifecycle of water, you brought it all around full circle. Nicely done, lovely rhythm.

  9. wmqcolby says:

    Teeeee-RIFIC! Sensory euphoria. Very much enjoyed it, Honie. Great!

  10. troy P. says:

    I never once thought I would see “imbibe” twice in a month, let alone a week! Wonderful post Honie =)

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Troy. Where else did you see imbibe?

      1. troy P. says:

        I saw it here
        And I believe this was Patti’s first jaunt into FF infamy

        1. Honie Briggs says:

          I just read it. Wow. Isn’t that funny. Imbibe, who’da thunk.

          1. troy P. says:

            I know it’s going to be hard as hell for me to NOT use it next week!

  11. Great rhythm and content. And clever last line.

  12. Kwadwo says:

    Lovely poem, lovely rhyme.

  13. Sandra says:

    Great rhythm and very effective rhyming. Well done!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Sandra. I was playing with stride and glide on the last lines, but left it as is.

  14. That was so much fun, Honie! Really well done!


    1. Honie Briggs says:

      It was fun to write. Thanks Janet.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      So happy you like it. Thank you. 😉

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