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April PAD Challenge: Day 11

Today's high temperature is supposed to be in the mid-70s, which is soooo great. The next 3 days are projected in the mid-40s: Say what?!? Gotta love Ohio in spring.

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The prompt for today is to describe something--only one thing--that is either very interesting to you or something you think is often overlooked and taken for granted. I'm thinking inanimate objects here, but I'm not going to restrict you to that. (Btw, I'm totally wondering what object Kateri Woody is going to describe--yes, I've been paying attention to all those Joker-slanted poems.)

Here's my poem for the day:

"Ornament"

-for Nancy Breen

Gold string attached to the top and bottom--
one to hold the tiny bell, the other to hold
everything up--it has blue wings, an angel
hugging a rose, words in the background.
Whenever it moves, the whole thing rings.

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The co-founder of this blog, Nancy Breen, makes these wonderful Christmas ornaments every Holiday season. Knowing that my favorite movie is "It's a Wonderful Life," Nancy made the ornament described above--a tribute to one of the most touching elements of the movie that "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."

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