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! 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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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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