I haven’t done this challenge before but the picture has popped up several times in my reader and intrigues me, so I thought I’d check it out.
Thanks to Hélène Valliant at Willow Poetry who sets this challenge every week.

He had come so far, now only ice stood between him and the castle of his dreams.
One more test lay to his right………. a dark shape watching his every move, neither bird nor animal, its eyes sought him out, waiting for him to flounder and fail.
As long as he stayed on the path and had light to guide him, the shadow could not strike.
Unbeknown to the traveller, his fate was already sealed.
Beckoning him on in its eerie glow, the false moon was an empty orb of phantom dreams, the dark figure within a lost soul destined to walk for eternity to a place of sanctuary that was no more than a pipe dream in the sky.
The figure was him.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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12 Responses to WHAT DO YOU SEE? FEB/26/2019

  1. Oooh, creepy and dark, LOVE it! 😉

  2. Incredible insight you have! The shadow looks on within the dream.
    I love what you created with this, it leaves me with some reflection.

  3. robtkistner says:

    Nice write with a great twist! Enjoyed this!

  4. Pingback: What do you See? Roundup Feb/26/2019 | Willow Poetry

  5. pvcann says:

    A very Jungian poem for me, loved the shadow work, as shown in the last line, wonderful.

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