Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie ~ Photo Challenge #349 #Poetry

Natalia Drepina

A beautiful young girl
Her life snatched back
from the dark scars on her wrists
Time changed the moments she has now
Remembering family, a son
Now she is held by foolish hands
That cannot understand
Her longing to go back to the right time
Pretty lace cannot hide the dark moments here
They hurt like marbles on cobbled stone
They echo of home, each echoed sound
A sharp remembered pain
She knows only one way to stop the echoes
She must go back…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie ~ Wordle #222

She stood in the open frame of the patio door
The hem of her kimono, lifted by the warm breeze
The air felt heavy, my mind about to fray
I long to touch the slight pulse in her throat
Seconds drag by as I stood hidden
beneath the branches of the blossom tree
I stumble towards her, wanting to offer
The wild strawberries I had picked
Longing to sit, watch her eat
To watch her lips wrap around each strawberry
Knowing this simple act would un-fray my mind
All would be right with the world…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie ~ #Poetry

Photo Challenge #348

AlexandraSophie on Deviantart

The forest floor found her lying still
Naked, seemingly new-born
Gently covering her with soft green foliage
The forest spirits gathered
Their whispers carried to the high-top trees
To the low born mushrooms
Birds held their trill
Breeze stopped between the leaves
Their sigh held in abeyance
The word spread throughout the forest
She has come, our new Queen
We must be ready when she wakes
Birds now sing the news
Each leaf swayed in applause
The forest floor ran with life
The breeze had the last word
God save our queen…

© anita dawes 2021

#MLMM ~ #Wordle 221 ~ #Poetry

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

I have no apologia
I did what I did for love
My beautiful obsession
Her hips, the way they move when walking
There is no contestation
No need of a debate
My passion borders on jealousy
The secret I keep from the narrow minded
Burns inside my mind
Red flames lick, bite at my thoughts
Telling me I must oblige the screaming voices
with an explanation…

© anita dawes 2021

Photo Challenge #341 for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie ~ #Poetry

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

Photo Challenge #341

Relaxing, as Earth spins away below
Blue and white clouds drifting by, floating free
Time out to play Baker Street, her favourite tune
Can this haunting melody be heard
In interstellar space?
Will she receive a response
An applaud, request for an encore?
Is it her own private moment
In the silence of space?

© anita dawes 2020

This saxophone makes my heart soar!