#WRITEPHOTO – TOWER

KL Caley is our host for the Thursday Write Photo challenge

Photo: The Tower – KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a tall circular tower with arched windows covered by metal bars. There are trees to the left and a ruined archway to the right.

I was one of two,
A pair,
Sentinels.
Tall, majestic,
Imposing.
We flanked the entrance,
My twin and I,
Then the world changed.
I survived,
I know not why,
But my home,
My companion,
Were casualties.
The elements won,
And I stand alone.
Not for long:
My time has come
But not at Nature’s hand.
The demolition crew
Are due
And from tomorrow,
This place,
And I,
Will cease to be.

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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19 Responses to #WRITEPHOTO – TOWER

  1. This is sad and happens all too often. Well written and I like the perspective.

  2. Sadje says:

    Oh no, it’s such a majestic structure

  3. The sad demise of a pretty tower. Great poem.

  4. Such beautiful poetry Di! Oh my!

  5. murisopsis says:

    I love this one – made be feel so sad – last lines really had an impact!

  6. Carol anne says:

    I love this di! Very good one! ❤

  7. KL Caley says:

    Oh so sad, I hate to see some of the older buildings pulled down. We recently had a beautiful church in our town centre pulled down. Understandable in some sense, it had been empty and derelict for many, many years and regularly attracted youths for all the wrong reasons, but still the fabrication of the building was still so beautiful and it feels like more could be done to rescue these old places. Thank you so much for your beautiful and thought-provoking post. Thank you for joining in the challenge
    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/05/13/writephoto-tower/
    KL ❤

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  9. judeitakali says:

    So sad and beautifully written.

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