Thursday photo prompt: Balefire #writephoto

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 30th October and link back to Sue’s post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family-friendly.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a hooded figure in the darkness, silhouetted against flames that echo its shape. The figure holds something in its hand that may, perhaps, be a wand…
Master rising,
Servant chanting,
One on one
Both wanting:
Power filters
Wand waving,
Master rises,
Power craving.
Servant falters,
Fills with terror,
Water douses,
Tries to rectify error.
Flames diminish
Leaving embers,
Servant shivers,
Finally remembers.
Fingers burnt,
Not very clever,
Careless actions
Scarred forever.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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39 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Balefire #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Love the rhythm here, Di…and the message 🙂

  2. Avia Tinder says:

    Oh wow, yes…this is really good.

  3. Sadje says:

    Brilliant rhythm and thyme.

  4. jenanita01 says:

    Very clever, Di…

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    Brilliant rythmn Di, I really enjoyed it 💜🦇

  7. Fantastic. This one packs a punch with such rapid speed in reading. I loved the ending!

  8. A back and forth power struggle. Cool.

  9. A lovely and powerful poem, Di.

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