Thursday photo prompt: Otherworldly #writephoto

Sue has chosen rather an engaging photo this week
For visually challenged writers, the image shows an opening between boulders, through which a rocky plateau can be seen, half hidden by mist.
Oh that I was bold enough to enter this portal to another world,
Take me away from the trials and stress of today,
The constrictions and restrictions of modern day living.
Oh to tread free in a place where the air is clean,
The sea welcoming in its lullaby,
The lull of the waves hypnotic and soothing to my troubled spirit.
Oh to feel the sand beneath my feet,
The trickle of the tide as grains tickle between my toes,
Cool and refreshing against my fevered skin.
Oh that I could touch the smooth rock,
Embrace the texture and jaggedness in the nooks and crannies,
Perhaps home to sea creatures or escapees alike.
Oh to feel the sun upon my face,
To taste the salty tang against my dry lips,
To be kissed and caressed by Nature’s warmth.
Oh that I was able to enter this place and be free,
Not dream from the confines of my bed, paralyzed and alone,
Reliving memories that linger from a world that no longer exists.

Written for Sue Vincent’s Writephoto challenge


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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23 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Otherworldly #writephoto

  1. Sadje says:

    Such a feeling poem Di.

  2. A lovely poem, Di, but the ending is very sad.

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    Such a longing most of us can relate to, Di, at the moment.

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  5. joylennick says:

    Such yearnings are tinged with sadness and fleeting happiness, while fully understood…x

  6. I have never been to the sea but I just did <3.

  7. Suzanne says:

    Beautifully written but I hope you find a way and a time to go back to the beach and feel the sand beneath your feet in the future.

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