Summer Rain… #Poetry
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Slip sliding through life in circles Torn, shredded, this paper on the wind Under dark skies, waiting for rain, thunder Memories of the past haunt the present Better to forget, get out from under the cloud Let love into your life, move forward In hope of better days, I pull up my boot straps Never again to look behind myself Grab every moment, as if for the first time. Remember that first kiss… ©AnitaDawes2020
A Heart of Glass… #Poetry
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The Sunday Whirl ~ #Wordle 581 ~ #Poetry
Veronica… An Acrostic Poem
Review for The Scarlet Ribbon… #Supernatural Romance #Excerpt @dlfinnauthor
Nothing quite like the unexpected review to brighten our days and remind us why write…
Lately, we have needed a break from the constant struggle to stay cheerful, what with our health problems and the terrible weather.
Miserable grey skies do little to cheer us up, so when something unexpected happens, it is very welcome.
This wonderful review from D L Finn really brought the sunshine back!
“Scarlet Ribbon” is a story that made me wonder about the afterlife and what is in between.
Maggie was out with her husband when she was run down by a car. She ended up in a coma for two long years, but her time became relative as she found herself in a strange place. Her body was in the hospital, but her mind or soul was experiencing a different reality.
While she was under, she could see what her husband was doing and was taken to other worlds and the past. She wanted to help, especially a young girl. There was cruelty and a blissful existence that coincided in the different places.
As she seeks answers to her dilemma, she finds out more than she wanted to about how sheltered a life she had and people’s true side. I have always wondered what goes on when people are in a coma, and this was a fascinating idea of what could happen. There never seems to be one simple answer or outcome to Maggie’s desires.
I love her determination to do what is right, but within her new world, I felt her confusion as she bounced from one situation to another. I was rooting for the person she connected with on the other side. The story picked up the pace when she emerged from the coma, and work began for her to heal and try to remember.
The ending was a surprise but didn’t feel done just yet. I hope there are more versions of her life to come and I will be reading them.
Thank you so much, Denise!
Excerpt from The Scarlet Ribbon
I had no idea how long I lay there in the darkness, talking to myself, half hoping that someone or something would hear me and show me the way out. I felt like a defence lawyer, pleading my case before an invisible judge, promising all sorts of things for a second chance. I’d be more patient, and more caring and help all those who needed it. After all, thirty wasn’t a good age to die. That was my final plea. I’d be as good as anyone could be if they’d let me live out the rest of my life with Jack.
But who were ‘they’? Who the hell was I talking to? There didn’t seem to be anyone with me in that dark, empty void.
That’s when I realised I hadn’t left even a small part of myself behind. No children. For the first time, I felt regret. Jack and I had decided that we didn’t need children; we were enough for each other and didn’t want to share our lives with smaller versions of ourselves.
During our second year together, we had allowed one small invasion of our privacy in the form of a tiny black kitten. She’d been dumped in the rain in a brown paper carrier bag like unwanted garbage. It was soaking wet, skinny, and hardly able to walk. I remember taking her home and the look on Jack’s face when I took her out from inside my coat, her dark, spiky fur almost dry from the heat of my body.
It was love at first sight, and we took turns that night feeding her baby milk and comforting her. The following day Jack said he couldn’t stand the smell any longer.
‘She’s got to have a bath, Maggie. She’s a sorry state.’
So that’s what we called her, Sorry. And that’s exactly how I feel now, sorry that we didn’t have a child, someone to remember us, to talk about us when we were gone. But it wasn’t too late; I wasn’t too old, and there was still time…
The Miracle… #Poetry #The SundayWhirl #Wordle573
He stood on the bridge beside her Holding her by the wrist It was close to the break of day With the wind howling, he could tell Both their lives were at risk of falling He thought she couldn’t be more than eighteen He felt the miracle of holding her Trying to stop her from ending her life He spoke in a clear, soft voice Feeling the thin thread of life Pulling her toward the water below Turning her tear-stained face towards his She let him help her down from the bridge Thanking him for her kindness She began slowly walking away He couldn’t let her go What if she tried further along the bridge? Catching up to her, he offered to take her for breakfast This became the start of a beautiful relationship Forty years later, the soul he saved was still smiling… ©AnitaDawes2022
The Rising Moon… #Poetry #Wordle 572 ~ TheSundayWhirl
We made love under the shadow of the rising moon The ghosts of our ancestors danced in celebration Nothing between us but time and space Angels watching in mute silence There is no way to break the spell To throw away our souls No way to give words to the moment… ©AnitaDawes2022
Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge #ThemePrompt
#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 291, 9/27/22, #THEMEPROMPT
The Nature of Lightning
I feel your hungry eyes touch my body I will hold you close move like a hurricane lose our souls in the storm wind love like the last lightning strike watch as the world fades into darkness leave nothing to chance but your hungry eyes enter the dragons mouth, hear lightning tear each star from the vault of heaven dance on the dark side of the moon write history with blue light hungry eyes speak of love lightning, our song let me be struck more than once touch me again ©AnitaDawes2022