I run, bare foot across the tentacles of icy grass blades across the Moors.
My hair laces it’s way into the air so cold it could freeze me in time.
My heartbeat skips, vapoured breath escapes my mouth, I try desperately to hold the air in my lungs.
They won’t capture me, they won’t get me … they won’t.
My life depends on my speed. The fog is settling, night is drawing in, soon it will be dark, I need to see the way before me, please give me more time, PLEASE I beg, do not let darkness fall.
I struggle to catch my breath, my lips are so cold, my mouth is parched.
God… NO, a storm is brewing, run, don’t you look back Esmay, don’t you dare.
The thorns stab at my feet, it hurts with every step I take. Don’t cry, don’t cry.
Erase the pain Esmay, erase it now!
I push myself, no time to dwell on how my body aches, it is so cold, I am so tired but I must not give in.
I am the hunted, being chased down like foxes that chase their frightened prey.
How much more can I take, I’m struggling, how can I continue, how can I break free, how do I outrun them.
Please don’t let the storm come, PLEASE, I yell to the emptiness around me. I don’t have the strength inside me to also battle rain, how much more can I take.
I am so scared and long for home, to warm myself in front of the fire, with the door locked fast.
I hear them, the horses hooves resonate through the ground underneath me.
Don’t look back, my thoughts echo in my head, there is no time to see how close they are.
You will not get me, you will not lock me up again.
I swear you will not imprison my soul once more.
This was written from a photo on Picture It and Write.
You really captured the essence of the picture… 🙂
Thank you RG, I did struggle and edit so many times in trying to do so, hopefully you have enjoyed 🙂
Your words really painted the picture beautifully.
Thank you D, I was getting a little carried away I must admit and wanted to continue, but thought it could go on forever.
Your writing provided me with such brilliant imagery, and I really enjoy your style.
Thank you Mitchell, I am pleased that you were able to ‘see’ what I had written and I thank you for the compliment.
Nice capture, Jen.
Thank you Sus – I appreciate it, it was one of the shots that I got absorbed in, in fact I love writing from looking at photos..as you have probably noticed! x
I felt so connected t this that my heart was racing! Lol hugs xxxxx
That explains the out of breath comment on the other post then 🙂 I loved that you connected with it – thank you! xxx
This is absolutely beautiful !
I thank you Maram for visiting, following and commenting on what I have written.