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What do you see # 56 – 16 November 2020

Image credit; Phmaxiestevez @ Pixabay

(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a young woman looking out the glass pane of a partially open door, with an indecipherable expression)

She stands in shadow
As if afraid of colour
One half of the door
Formed in soft orange light
She looks outside
Trying to decide her fate
Is today the day she walks
Through that half open door
Will she pick up the fallen reins of her life?
Will suspicion, doubt, rule the day
Could a soft voice passing say hello?
Move her footsteps
Does she want the outside
To come into her life?
Her grip on the door whispers
I intend to stay in the shadows
Where I have control?

© anita dawes 2020

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What do you see # 55 – 9 November ’20

Image credit; Evan Clark@ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a person precariously balanced, standing on a fallen tree trunk hanging over a body of water)

Balanced on the edge of nowhere
The broken tree surfs the air
Cold water below shows his shadow
With his head in the clouds
He cannot survive in the world
of miniatures that he sees
Across the pond, the land, hidden by mist
Beckons him on
Come do as Christ did, walk on water
This he knows to be impossible
Shaking his head to move his thoughts on
He loses his balance
The water, cold, takes his breath
He blacks out before breaking the surface
With a thousand tiny life vests around his waist
He remembers his last thought
Good things come in small parcels…

©anitadawes 2020

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What do you see # 54 – 2nd November 2020

Image credit; Billow 926@ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a baby panda standing in a moses basket. Next to it is a wicker basket it is leaning into)

This tiny piece of black and white magic
Tip toed across my heart
Reminding me of the yin and yang
Balance, something this baby panda
Did not have full control of
He slipped and rolled
In his eagerness to play
Explore his new world
As I walked away, I thought
That is the magic of youth…

©anitadawes 2020

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What do you see- 53 – 26 October’20

Image credit; Linus Sandvide@ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows back of a man who is standing in a dark medieval entrance holding a flaming torch in his hand)

To enter is to step into a world of pain
The unholy have gathered for a millennia
Every sin, every disobedience,
Every punishment festers within
A cauldron lit by the fires of hell
Awaits the foolish
Would you flee Sodom and Gomorrah?
Disobey the order not to look back?
Would you risk being turned into a pillar of salt?
Would you defy the might of Rome?
Find yourself crucified beside Christ for thieving
Would you defy the ancient Gods?
Find yourself tied to a rock
With your liver being eaten each day
If you are foolish enough to enter
To survive, hell will cling to your skin
Walk with you, changing each step you take
Heed the warning, don’t look back!

©anitadawes 2020

ABOUT US: For those new to our website and blog, we would like to thank you for visiting. Between us, we write in several different genres, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Anita cannot abide computers, so I (Jaye) do all the technical (oily rag) stuff! Our books tend to be varied, from horror to supernatural romance and coming of age, and mystery thrillers.  We try to keep our website interesting with guest posts, bloggers, poetry, and reviews for all the books we read. Our books are shown in the right-hand sidebar and clicking on the images should take you straight to Amazon.

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What do you see # 51 – 12 October’20

Image credit; Adrien King @ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader. the image shows an hour glass sitting on a small table. The sand has run through the glass. Two hand are reaching for it from opposite ends )

If I could reverse time
as easily as turning over an hourglass
Placing a spotlight on time
Holding it to account before the sand runs out
Trap the last grain, hold it to ransom
Demand time work in harmony
with the way I feel
The days never too long or too short
I would sail through the perfect twenty-four hours
Never moaning there’s not enough hours in the day
Don’t let that last grain of sand get you down
Time is as trapped as we are…

©anitadawes 2020

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What do you see # 50 5th October’20

Image credit; Sean Lee @ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a young man lounging against a door jamb with a hat held against his chest. The young man is quite a looker! )

Young Hope

From my office window I can see him
Each day he stands in the same spot
Hat in hand, hoping one of our film directors
spots his dashing good looks
He knows when they start work
And when they finish
It’s been weeks now
And no one has approached him
Strange, I never see him eat or go for coffee
No one talks to him, our security guards
don’t ask him to move on
I will speak to him after work
He’s gone before I can get there
I stood where he did, feel his presence
Smell the brylcreem from his hair
Feel the heavy weight that holds him there
His chance of stardom never came
For the last three weeks
I have been looking at a ghost
of young hope with stars in his eyes…

©anitadawes 2020

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What do you see # 49 – 28 September’20

Image credit- Evan Clark @ Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a hand extended out with a little bird sitting on it. In the background one can see a lake and it’s shore in distance)

Misty morning by my favourite lake
Calm blue water
Crisp as mother’s tablecloth
The trees reflection
Like dark green fingers
Reaching for the shore’s safety
I held bird seed in the palm of my hand
Hoping our small visitor
Would use me as a bird table
So delicate was his touch
He couldn’t weigh much more
Than a folded hanky
His shiny black beak
Matching the colour of his eyes
For me, it was the tiny flash of blue
On his cheek, matching the colour of the lake
He made my day, by stopping by
To eat the lunch I had ready
In the palm of my hand…

©anitadawes 2020

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What do you see # 48 – 21 September’20

Mohammad Hoseini Rad@ Unsplash

(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a covered paved street. One person is sitting in a chair in the middle of the street talking to another sitting at the side walk. There is a truck parked in the street behind them. The street is lighted up well with lights hanging from the ceiling)

A philosophical debate
Is carried late into the night
Beneath artificial light, a covered market
Where creeping shadows fall
The yellow truck slowed to park
Letting the two men chatter,
Catching a few words, the driver thought
There must be a body beneath
The yellow tarpaulin
Hanging beside the man on the sidewalk
No other voices can be heard
The swollen heat keeping other souls at bay
The debate cannot be concluded
The tarpaulin cannot be lifted by mortal hand
What lies beneath placed by evil magic
Words must be found to break the spell
To find nothing but hot air
Escape by touch…

©anitadawes 2020

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What do you see # 47- 14 September’20

Image credit- Elena Mozhvilo- Unsplash

As I sat at my workbench
I told myself I would paint myself into history
Like Di Vinci, Van Gogh, Monet
Only my mind is as blank as the page I looked at
Where did they get their inspiration from?
The five and dime, the local minute mart?
If only
I don’t remember painting the strange circles
Other worlds, my notepad splashed with paint
As if a five-year-old sat in my place
Fred, my friendly skull
Told me to pursue a different career
I thought this a good idea, closing my notepad
The next time I look at a blank page
I will fill it with wonderful words
Produce the next best seller
Ten weeks at number one I told myself
Hoping that one day, what I say
will be so…

©anitadawes 2020

ABOUT US: For those new to our website and blog, we would like to thank you for visiting. Between us, we write in several different genres, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Anita cannot abide computers, so I (Jaye) do all the technical stuff! Our books tend to be varied, from horror to supernatural romance and coming of age, and mystery thrillers.  We try to keep our website interesting with guest posts, bloggers, poetry, and reviews for all the books we read. Our books are shown in the right-hand sidebar and clicking on the images should take you straight to Amazon. If you enjoyed your visit, we would love you to leave a comment…

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What do you see # 46 – 7 September 2020

Image credit: Dan Grinwis- Unsplash

(For visually challenged reader, the image shows a person walking in a desert, dwarfed by huge sand dunes. A long line of their footsteps can be seen behind them)

Just
Around
The corner
He said it was
No mention of sand
The endless miles of dunes
I should give up, turn around
But which way will take me back home?
Far away from all this endless sand
Not further away from all I hold dear…

©JayeMarie 2020

ABOUT US: For those new to our website and blog, we would like to thank you for visiting. Between us, we write in several different genres, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Anita cannot abide computers, so I (Jaye) do all the technical (oily rag) stuff! Our books tend to be varied, from horror to supernatural romance and coming of age, and mystery thrillers.  We try to keep our website interesting with guest posts, bloggers, poetry, and reviews for all the books we read. Our books are shown in the right-hand sidebar and clicking on the images should take you straight to Amazon.

If you enjoyed your visit, we would love you to leave a comment…
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