Prompt: If I Was A Cloud

Won the Certificate of Outstanding Performance for this poem. The topic given was : If I Was a Cloud.

If I were a cloud,
Cirrus I’d be…
Wisps of white, soft; not loud.
On clear blue skies, wild and free,
The one you’d see, would be me…

If I were a cloud,
Thundering Nimbus I could ne’er be,
Or round Cumulus, drifting in a crowd,
I’d be the one, you’d long to see,
In my bosom, the promise of a fine day, I’d bring with me…

If I were a cloud,
I’d travel far and wide; no boundaries to shun,
Dark despairs of gloom, I’d banish away; happiness avowed,
On a canvas vast, a ‘tuft of hair’ you’d see or a ‘mare’s tail’ on the run,
An artist’s stroke, delicate streaks, silky sheen; I’d be the one.

If I were a cloud,
I’d don the colors of the golden sun,
Not for me, the modest white, the dark grey shroud,
But, hues of yellow, orange, mauve, and crimson,
A palette bright, flaming tones, you’d watch me stun…

If I were a cloud, I’d watch over you all the while,
From my perch up high, up in the sky,
And when you look up and smile,
I’d know, its ‘coz… you’d seen me, pass by.


What was the first thought that came to your mind when you saw the topic. Even if its 2 lines, write a poem or a stanza or a couplet, on the prompt. It would be great to read your version..

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10 responses to “Prompt: If I Was A Cloud”

  1. twinklingwords Avatar

    If I were a cloud, I’ll hover above some people and make sure to ruin their best clothes on their special days😂😂😂
    Also, that was so so beautiful my friend, I’m in no position to shower praises on this masterpiece since poetry has abandoned me from a very long time but that’s also the reason why I’m fascinated by the magical flow of words in poems like this one. ♥️ Congratulations on the certificate, you deserved it very very much my friend😄


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Haha…that’s being really naughty. Reminds me of the marble you put up your nose 🙂
      Happy you liked the poem. You’re words are praise enough. Reading all your comments makes me feel like a cloud. I better get back on the ground:)


  2. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Such a pretty and free poem, Smitha. The photographs compliment it perfectly.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Robbie. I did enjoy writing it. Don’t normally imagine being anything other than me 🙂 so was fun.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Kurian Avatar

    Beautiful Smitha. Congratulations on winning the top certificate

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much Kurian😊

      Liked by 2 people

  4. T.n. Ramachandran Nair Avatar

    Wonderful. The dark cloud bringing in rain in torrent is my favourite!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Really! That’s the dark cumulus cloud. I like it too but not all the time.Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your favorite.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    This is lovely Smitha, I love the way you use the names of the clouds to spell out who you are and who you are not.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Andrea. I have always been fascinated with clouds and funnily this was the chapter I most enjoyed in Geography in gr6. It all came back with the prompt. Enjoyed writing this poem.

      Liked by 2 people

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