OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

The Lake and the Mist

Guess what!!! It’s Day One of OctPoWriMo and I’m so excited. It’s finally here! Yay!!!!


So let’s get on with it.

Today’s prompt was clouds. We could free write for ten minutes or do an acrostic or write about our first memories, etc, about clouds. Hehe…yeah, ever the rebel, I decided to tell a story. Hope you like it.

xo Jesi



The Lake and the Mist

By Jesi Scott


There was a little lake that looked up at the sky

And gazed at all the clouds that lazily floated by.

β€œI wish I could be a cloud and look down at the earth,”

The little lake did dream for all that it was worth.

It thought of all the things that it would do and see,

A cloud was something wonderful and lovely as could be.

And so one day the little lake did ask the sun and moon

If in their power they could grant this one simple boon.

β€œLittle lake, you do not know, how wonderful you are,

Or how the clouds up in the sky love you from afar.

You see, little one, when they look down, they view themselves in you,

And you show them how beautiful you think they are in the heavens blue.

You know it not, but yet it’s true, they know that they are loved.

Because of you, little lake, they stay in the sky above.

So you are needed here, sweet friend, to show the clouds the way

To make the world a lovely place each and every day.

But because you love them so very much we’ll grant this one small wish.”

The little lake then felt a swirl, then with a rush and a sudden swish,

It felt a little lighter, then saw a face beguiling,

A little cloud sitting on the lake, friendly and smiling.

β€œThey said you’d be my friend,” said the little cloud of the moon and sun,

β€œBut I can only play until the day is done.”

The little lake knew only joy and happily played with its new friend.

They laughed and talked and secrets told till day had come to an end.

Then with a swirl and a rush, and one quick swish,

Back into the little lake went the lovely mist.

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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