Poetry,  Writing

Conversation To Inspiration

A few days ago I was talking with my second oldest son in the car and somehow the subject of empty promises came up. We were discussing how my generation was raised with parents from a completely different era and how their thought processes worked and how that affected us. One of those “things” we just came to expect was the empty promise. You know, when you promise something but don’t keep the promise? It wasn’t an uncommon thing for a parent to promise they’d do something which didn’t ever happen. And of course, we weren’t allowed to remind them because, you know, kids aren’t supposed to make their parents feel guilty for not practicing what they preach.

Anyway, the idea of empty promises got me to thinking about the similarities between them and cotton candy. Et voilΓ ! A poem was born. Very short and to the point. Enjoy.

xo Jesi

P.S. Don’t worry…there are no calories or sugar high that come with it.

P.P. S. Feels good to be writing again.


cotton candy


Empty Promises

By Jesi Scott

Pink cotton puffs of air and

spun sugar clouds tasting sweet

and melting as soon as they touch the tongue.

A moment on the lips,

Forever on the hips.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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