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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

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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…
Hoping to see you again!

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What do you see # 45 – 31 August 2020

Ian Dooley- Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a sky full of hot air balloons in various colors. The nearest one shows a couple in the basket with an operator)

Some people say I have enough hot air
I don’t need the balloon part
To be up and away
How I wish that were true
I would fly home
Flip in through the open window
Like Peter Pan
Let a hundred hot air balloons
Sail on by
I am home, I am safe,
I am where I belong…

©anitadawes 2020

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What do you see # 44- 24 August 2020

Joel Valve- Unsplash

This prompt reminds me of the tall tales
I used to tell my children when they were young
Like, I never mind the rain, as I don’t get wet,
because I can walk between the raindrops.
Now I imagine walking under the bridge of water
Just as they turned the power off
The downpour of downpours
Would hit me on the head
Like divine retribution
For the tall tales I told…

© anitadawes 2020

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What do you see # 43- 17 August 2020

Kyle Glenn- Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a board covered with hand written messages about love)

Through Time

Running backwards
through the frozen pages of history
I see you; I know you
I have loved you long before
time made its first mark on the world
when the last ever footprint
has been blown away
I will love you still…

©ANITADAWES 2020

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What do you see # 42- 10 August 2020

Image credit; Lucas Pezeta at Pexels

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows face of a woman. It is painted with luminous glitter paint and the features are highlighted with bright yellow lines, ending in a question mark on the forehead)

The human chameleon
Dancing behind the glitter mask
As we all do these days
When there is no right side of the bed
To get out of
You don’t want to smile
And say good morning to neighbours
So on goes the mask
Pleasantries said
You feel worse
That nagging feeling inside
Telling you to be true to yourself
Pleasant society demands it
You know being rude
Will not help the mood you’re in
The question is
How long can we hold the mask steady?
When tears push through the mask slips
You have shown your vulnerable side
No way to push that side of you
Behind the mask
You have shown a side of yourself
That will be remembered
She’s not as tough as she makes out
After all…

©anitadawes 2020

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What do you see # 41 – 3 August 2020

Keep it alive
Image credit- Lewis Roberts- Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a baby monkey looking down from branches of a tree)

My parents don’t know where I am
and they look worried.
So am I, as not altogether sure
I could climb down this tree by myself.
I should make a sound,
let them know where I am, but not yet,
I’m in no hurry to get my ears boxed.
Wait, they’re walking away…
Going home without me…

©Jaye Marie 2020