Every picture paints a story

This is my take for Sadje’s What do you see # 47- 14 September’20
Image credit- Elena Mozhvilo- Unsplash

( For the visually challenged readers, the image shows an incomplete watercolor on open pages of a notebook. There are tubes of colors next to it and some painting paraphernalia )

The colours were always lingering,
The picture clear in her mind,
But transfer it to the canvas?
It somehow got left behind.
Deep in the dark recesses
Torment and teasing in turn,
She raised her brush and palette
The image beginning to burn:
The eyes in the glass flashed brightly,
The curse showing itself on cue,
Everything on the paper
Was a variant shade of blue.
Was this what the Old Witch wanted?
Ideas that would never bear fruit?
Well the sky was always familiar,
She could paint it well to suit……
The colours of night and morning,
The dark, and rising sun,
Determined not to be bested,
The Battle of Wills had begun.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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31 Responses to Every picture paints a story

  1. Sadje says:

    Intriguing story Di. I wish there was more of it. Thanks for joining in the

  2. I hope you are you feeling better today Di.

  3. jenanita01 says:

    Intriguing, Di… But I would like to have more!

  4. murisopsis says:

    Very captivating! I love your take on this prompt!!!

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  6. gdutta17 says:

    A lovely write! The skull in the picture is certainly interesting and i love the way you have spun your lines around it. It had me intrigued too and begged me for inclusion but despite my intent my mind seemed to veer into a different direction when i sat down to write my piece.
    In my opinion, the concept, the words used and the hint of determination in the end depicted by the lines-“battle of wills had begun” make the poem complete, begging to differ from the majority opinion expressed here. 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment. It’s interesting how the reader views things. It’s rare I continue with a series, but if the right prompt comes along, I might well be able to. It’s a bit like Merlin and Mighty Mim from The Sword in the Stone each trying to outdo the other.

  7. HappySoul says:

    Loved it Di. Beautiful writing

  8. Chris Hall says:

    This is brilliant, Di!

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