I know the sparkle
in eyes that I once owned
life’s adventures –
curiosity of things
in my life I’ve sailed a thousand ships
plunged words like knives
into souls I hardly knew
fought wars within myself
and won the battles
I’ve loved, hated
had wealth, been poor
toiled the earth
my days with eyes wide open in the dark
that ended with the moon and closed
I danced and downed too many
held a woman in my arms with blackened curls
that I loved
no regrets, or complaints
on the demanding road I sometimes walked
I am weary, I am old
my body crumpled
do you think your camera
can grasp my life in a frame
catch a fragment of it?
for all that I am, or was
engraved on my heart
My favourite photo challenges from VisDare have sent another fine photograph for us writers. If you wish to join in the fun please do over at anonymous legacy
RULES: 150 words – or less. (Please – no erotica or graphic violence.) DON’T FORGET to read and comment on others’ entries!! As always – thanks for participating!
oh, this is just sublime poetry, ty for this.
no thank you for reading and commenting.
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just sneaks in for hugs
thank you sweetheart 🙂
Yep.. You’ve done it again. Complete perfection…xx
((hugs)) for your comments darling – thank you.xx
Yet another wonderful poem, Jen. “do you think your camera can grasp my life in a frame catch a fragment of it? it can’t for all that I am, or was is mine engraved on my heart” these are some of the the most beautiful words I have ever read xoxoxo
I do not know what to say in response to this. To an established Author, I am humbled and thankful that you say this to me – thank you Di so very much. xxx
“in my life I’ve sailed a thousand ships
plunged words like knives
into souls I hardly knew”
Oh. My. Gawd. Jen, this is so good – wish I had written it. Wonderful take on the prompt… woman, I just love your mind! xx
your words are so gracious – you as a human being so gracious – I thank you. I had help to cull this as I started with 257 words. I must thank KB from http://themirrorobscura.com/ for showing me what was required with my words. xxx
I enjoyed all of this, but particularly those last seven lines -a photo can only ever tell part of the story.
thank you Sarah, yes a photo only captures the veneer and never what lies beneath.
Beautiful. You’re one of the few who really captured the enigmatic stare behind the man’s eyes — so eloquently crafted. Another VisDare triumph!!
Thank you Ang, your comments inspire me to improve my writing as do your amazing photos chosen. x