Fire

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel with Intent: Fire

Look into the fire
What do you see?
Faces looking back?
Colours whirling
Colours swirling
Monsters within
Flames reaching
ever higher
Did you see
Tortured souls
Mouths agape
Crying to be free
Fire
Fire
Fire
Are you looking?
The fire?
What did you see?
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Photo a Week – Clouds

The word prompt from Bren: Clouds

One afternoon.
Clouds of
painted pastel
streaked
across the sky
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Another evening.
Dark
and ominous
gathered showing
patches of yellow
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Another day.
Gloom….brooding.
Alone
Quick
find shelter
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Caught Unawares

The inspirational quote from Debbie at Travel with Intent

“I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.” – Ellen Von Unwerth

In the throes of passion
ones attentions
are not drawn
to the surroundings.
Never notice
who may be there,
waiting,
camera poised.
An intimate moment,
caught unaware,
captured,
forever.
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Rules

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel with Intent: Rules

So many rules
rules to obey
rules that need
no explanation
other rules
unfathomable
STOP!!!
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LOOK FOR TRAINS!!
as if your time
wasn’t busy enough
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Even doors
have rules
what is
your emergency?
who alarmed
the door?
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NO SMOKING!!!
the ancient
sign said
rules!!!
is that here
or beyond
the sign
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Please ensure
you follow the rules
the sign said
so please obey
what are you
doing?
RULES!!!
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Looking out

The word prompt for the photo challenge from Sue at Weekly Prompts: Top of the Hill

Dots of sunlight.
The gathering storm.
In the distance
blue sky
blue hills
Darkness approaches.
The chill breeze
sends shivers.
The sound of
distant thunder,
the smell of rain.
Shall we stay
on the top of the hill,
or run back
to the shelter
and warmth.
I want to stay
and keep drinking
the view
from the top of the hill.
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Spiral

The Ragtag Daily prompt #67: Spiral

Ever downward
circles
plummeting.
Never knowing
never ending.
Circles
going round.
Spirals
joined but apart.
Ever downward
reaching up
for air.
Spirals.
Circles.
Spinning.
Never knowing
never ending.

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Reflection

The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Reflection

Early morning
A branch upon the shore
Placed by waves
The night before.
Water drifts
Around the wood
In a place
Where ancients stood.
Their time has past
To be never more
Branches still wash
Upon the shore

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