A Bridge, They said

The word prompt from Kate at Aroused for Friday Fun: Bridges

The bridge
They said
was easy.
The bridge
crossed water.
No
They said.
The bridge
traversed
the land.
No
They said.
It is easy
They said.
Lay down
on your back
They said.
Now up
hands and feet
stay there
They said.
Push up
your stomach
They said.
It is easy
look
a bridge
They said.
Collapsing down
body aching
No
I said.

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Reflections at the waterhole

The August Photo a day Challenge from Maria at CitySonnet for the 29th: Reflections

When life gets you down
head down to the waterhole
A place where life gathers
A place where the day dissolves
Find yourself a rock
even though the water
is diminishing with drought
Sit
wait
listen to the bush
Hear the sounds of life
immerse yourself in life
The bush is never quiet
the buzzing of insects
the crunch of leaves
as animals and lizards
move about
The smell of the dry bush
the sounds of plants dying
dropping leaves and branches
surviving
waiting
The Rains will come
one day.
So for now
sit and reflect
your heart will not
be heavy for long
Cry if you want
let the bush
wash over
Sit and listen on
the rock by the waterhole.
Here they come
finding a place to be
a small puddle
of life
reflecting.

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In the sky

Debbie from Travel With Intent quotation inspired image: Looking Upward

  “I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”
Charlotte Bronte

Up there
in the sky
Can you see?
So high
soaring on
invisible currents

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He is there
look again
Can you see?
Hunting
can he
see us?

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Majestic
almost gone
glad you saw
Wings spread
so happy
you looked upwards.

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Web of gold

The Ragtag Tuesday prompt: Web

Looking about
there
it is there
can’t you
see
Is it
a web
of intrigue?
Is it
a web
of entanglement?
There
over there
Can’t you
see
It will
catch
the unawares
snaring those
who
don’t see.
She is
waiting
Oh do
look about.
You may jump
as she ensnares
you
Waiting
patiently waiting
for you
Look
she is there
oh do pay attention
Her web
is golden
See
There
She is waiting
for you.

golden orb weaver_sky_named_home_may 2018

On day down the road

Kate’s Friday Fun: Nonsense

One day
down the road
a number of things
found
which helped
to create nonsense.
Always on
the lookout
for things
which make us laugh.
We add
find
add a bit more
until our
small bit
of street art
is done
left for others
to find.

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Return

The first Ragtag Daily Prompt from Emily: Return

Every year
the water’s filled
with splashes
with gasps
from the crowd
who line
the coast
hoping for a glimpse
of majestic
Humpback whales
as they return
to warmer waters
to calve
and mate
giving hope
of a new life
as they travel
giving pleasure
to people
who return
every year
to watch
and wait.

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PS It’s my turn tomorrow for my first Ragtag Daily Prompt

What was that?

It’s not often I do a combined photo challenge.
So we have Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt: Vanish
and Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Timing is Everything
and Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Overhead

One day I was sitting in the garden
When from overhead
I heard something buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I looked towards the horizon
Nothing
I looked towards the mountains
Nothing.
Hold steady I said
The sound began to get louder
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I held my camera to my eye
Hold steady I said
Timing is everything
The sound was almost overhead
I waited
from the tree tops
The sound was there
I held my nerve
I saw it as it flew overhead
Timing is everything
Quick get that shot
before it could vanish.
The sound started to wane
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar
In great excitement
I looked at my camera
opened the screen to reveal……….

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Timing is everything
when something is overhead
otherwise it will vanish.

 

Remember when…..

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Nostalgia

What we like
Can be puzzle
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A red elephant
on a shelfelephant toy_shop_named_murwillumbah_sept 2014
A truck
from years ago180816_blog challenge_toys_tin truck

Riding off
on a wooden horse
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Finding treasures
in the tip truck180816_blog challenge_toys_tip truck
Or a train
that grandpa made
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Our nostalgia
always comes out
in the wash180414_odd ball_toy washing