Silence of now

The Daily Post word prompt: Silence

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The Cattle Yards

The once bustling sounds
of men mustering.
Cattle mooing
as they are moved about.
Dogs bark
running about the legs
of cattle
going this way and that.
But now
the cattle yards lay silent
Grasses stand tall
about the wood.
Lichen grow on
the rails
Hinges start to rust
Wood starts to rot
Where once
was activity
Now silence abounds

 

Silence

The Daily Post word prompt: Silence

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Silence

Lost in time.
Now silence
echos
Around the dray.
The clanking, clinking
of chains.
The creak
of wood.
The squeak
of leather.
The steady clip, clop
of hooves.
The chatter
of people.
of years gone by
Are heard no more.
Now silence
echos
Around the dray
Long forgotten.

Waiting

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He sits.

Alone.

His back against
the still warm
stones
of the outside wall.

He has been
here before,
knowing that
the stones of
the wall
can cool.

Pondering.
The thoughts
and memories
of his love
received.

Alive!
he cries
I am alive!
He feels the
warmth of the stones.

Do they beat
in time with
the heart within?

They are smooth,
these stones.
His hands,
his body,
his soul
have touched them
gradually wearing
the stones of
the wall smooth.

The warmth
of his love
has washed
over the wall.
He has been
inside.

But now he sits.

Alone.

Waiting. . . .

 

I wrote this almost ten years ago. I happened upon the rock wall recently and it made me think of this poem.

Return to port

I don’t usually do double photo challenges but looking a photo for for Cees Black and White Photo Challenge: Water and then the idea for Colours that Start With the Letter S  came along, which just started words tumbling from my mind.

Upon a silver sea
the fishers return.
A hold full of fish
economic return.
At the dock
the buyers return.
Their partners and children
await their return.
Once unloaded and refreshed
to the sea again they return.

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A rip in the sky

The Daily Post word prompt: Torn

The clouds
torn
by the setting sun
splash
colour across the sky.
Fire
dancing on the horizon
swirls
melting shadows.
Clouds
loom dark and menacing
waiting
to take their place.
Torn
ready to
reform
in an empty sky.

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Thursdays Special: Darkness and Light

This Thursdays Special photo challenge prompt: Darkness and Light

When darkness falls,
Who will light my way.
From the shadows
the Dark of Night
reaching out
ebony fingers
the Dark of Night.
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Behind the shadows
moving,
watching,
being there.
the Dark of Night
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Coming to Light
my way
defying
the Dark of Night
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Brighter
a glow in the distance
shapes appear.
Finding a path
the Dark of Night
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Look
a Light
illuminating my world
Parting the clouds
the Dark of Night
My Moon
my wonderful Moon
being my Light in
the Dark of Night.
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Abandoned

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Abandoned or Alone

In the corner.
Pushed out of the way.
Not needed
in the Art Gallery…….
just now.
Glass gleaming
Waiting to be filled
with treasures,
trinkets,
artifacts,
some ancient,
some new.
Alone in the corner.
But perhaps
not abandoned

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