#Writephoto ~ Guardian #Poetry

Thursday photo prompt: Guardian #writephoto

Image by scvincent.com


For visually challenged writers, the image shows a flower-strewn cliff-top above the sea, where a rocky outcrop, seemingly shaped into many forms and faces, looks out over the waves.

A line of white foam caresses the rocky shore

Like a ribbon on a blue iced cake.

Soppy moment over,

I noticed a field of flowers beside a rocky outcrop

The faces there, taking me back to my childhood

when I played cowboys and Indians with my brothers.

There he stood, looking out to sea

My Cheyenne chief, minus his feathered head dress.

Noble, forever watching, guarding the land

His tepees may have fallen, the buffalo hunting long forgotten

Their whispering spirits walk the land in soft moccasins.

Brother spirits whisper back,

we remember brother bear, tree, and sea

We remember the proud Cheyenne nation…

©anitadawes 2020