Up or down?

Image from Tim Short at the USA Today Network.
For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows an orange beam of light on the horizon that is reflected in the lake water below at dusk.
It has no beginning,
It has no end,
Is it hostile,
Or is it friend?
Is it light
Or the darkest hour?
The end of time,
Or a meteor shower?
Reflected high
It soars above,
Reaching out,
Celestial love?
Going up,
Or coming down,
Is it fire
Through Nature’s gown?
Touching nothing,
Touching all,
They who see
Stand in awe……….
Is it hostile?
Or an earthly tear
Do we worship,
Or do we fear?

Written in response to Fandango’s Flash Fiction 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! 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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10 Responses to Up or down?

  1. I love the choice in this. It seems to encapsulate the duality in people – whether they view the world through the lens of love or fear. Well done.

  2. Sadje says:

    This is a brilliant poem.

  3. Nima Mohan says:

    Hello Di.. I liked the duality in the poem 🙂

  4. Great take on the prompt, Di. I would be very suspicious about that beam of light too!

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