Thursday photo prompt: Shade #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a leafy, green glade, at the centre of which is an old, moss-covered stone trough, that looks like an empty sarcophagus.

Nothing is as it was.
The magic of the forest has been lost.
You would sing to me,
Caress my body with gentle hands,
Hold handfuls of cool water to my lips.
I in turn would shield you from the night,
Keeping evil at bay,
Protect you from those who wished you harm.
But still they came for you.
I stood tall and brave,
All to no avail.
They could not see me as you did,
Did not realise I was the last
And that you were bringing me forth
Into a world of strangeness.
They left you to die alone,
But I was here,
In neither my world or yours,
But enough to be with you.
You died at my side.
I lay down with you,
And died again.
My spirit is always here,
And one day you will return to me.

Written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt




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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14 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Shade #writephoto

  1. Sadje says:

    Wow! A profound poem.

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Sad, beautiful…and full of images.

  3. jenanita01 says:

    Wonderful imagery…

  4. willowdot21 says:

    So evocative πŸ’œ

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