Sweet Water… #Poetry

Sweet Water

On knees of broken glass
I crawl towards the sea
My home, my family lie beneath the waves
The pain of having legs drives me on
I reach the sweet water, my life
Letting myself sink into darkness
The pain gone, my tail restored
I find my kingdom as I left it
Father, cross at my foolishness
Will the memory of pain
Stop me returning to the land?
He will try to call me back
I will feel a different kind of pain
The loss of his love
I am water, he is land
We cannot be...

©AnitaDawes2022

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge…

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 266, 3/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

This month’s theme is:

FIRE & WATER

The
clock struck
midnight twice
storm winds blew hard
the old house rattled
thunder had us hiding
lightning lit the tree flame red
hours later, rain took the flames back
slowly creeping from under the table
silence returned, filling the house with peace…

©AnitaDawes2022

MLMM Wordle #252 #Poetry

I could kick myself for allowing my mind
To ruminate for so long
The water over ran the bath
I stand in my kitchen
With the ceiling peeling, flaking around me
The tohubohu extreme
I cannot remember what was on my mind
My only thought was about the caress
I felt on the back of my neck
The surprise came from the
impetuous way it made me feel
I clip the ad from the newspaper
Pinning it to my board
Hot plumbing – 24/7
Did I mention the dark shadow?
that passed behind me
That hovered at a strange angle
Fuelling the way, I felt a moment ago
I rang the number, fingers crossed
That the ceiling wouldn’t collapse
before he could arrive
From the sound of his voice,
I was left wondering
If he would be hot stuff…

© Anita Dawes 2021

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#Writephoto ~ The Cow ~ #Poetry

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The Cow – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a single cow on a cobbled beach sipping from the water.

Daisy has been the odd one out from day one
She became Jim’s favourite.
Calling the cows in for milking,
He would let her wander off to the river
She loved the water
Jim worried that she may fall in
That age was catching up on her
She could end up floating on the Hudson river
Getting snapped by the paparazzi
Finding herself on tv,
letting her head get turned around
Somehow, I knew that wouldn’t happen
Daisy just loved the water…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Swirling – March 25, 2021

The wonder of water never ceases to amaze.

Throw a pebble in a pond, watch the ripples spread,

In perfect concentric circles, a picture of Atlantis in water

I imagine the space between, as land. For a moment,

my mind can travel where the body never can.

For the lack of a time machine, I throw a coin in a wishing well

Wait for that wonderful sound as it hits the water below.

The wonder of a tidal bore, the water running backwards.

Sheer magic.

I could go on for ever about the wonders of water

my favourite pastime is swimming.

I love floating in water

One of the best ways to destress

To free the mind…

© Anita Dawes 2021

#Writephoto ~ Silver #Poetry

Thursday photo prompt: Silver #writephoto

Image by scvincent.com

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a beach in the half-light, bounded by dark dunes and holding a silvery pool of water that mirrors the sky.


I was beginning to think
I had left my mind out on the rain
It’s beginning to rust
Like some old hard drive.
Time to take a walk
Grab the flip flops
Feel wet sand
squidge between my toes
That magic moment between
Light and dark
Maybe I will be lucky
Find that silver doubloon
Hidden on the beach.
I stood watching
the sky painted water
Feeling something more
than sand between my toes
Could it be, dare I look?
Whatever it might be
I pushed it further into the sand
Something to look forward to
Tomorrow…

©anitadawes 2020

#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

June 11: Flash Fiction Challenge

June 11, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story deep waters. It can be literal or metaphorical. Think of a place and person and situation. Explore. Bathe. Renew. Go where the prompt leads!


Forgotten by the people they had made
They came from a timeless place
Cold, hollow, brittle
I hoped they would not speak
For fear my bones would break
Already I am fading from this world
I heard a soft voice take my hand
You have fallen into a pit of despair
Let me pull you out…
I felt myself reaching for something
For something I could not see
The sea had swallowed me
Dashing my body against sharp rocks
Reaching my hand above the waves
Mind and body pulled together as one
I was no longer treading deep water…

©anitadawes 2020