First Line Friday: November 5, 2021

Dylan Hughes is our host for the First Line Friday challenge which alternates with Jim Adams music challenge.

Our line for this week is:

Only the elders remembered a blue sky.

Only the elders remembered a blue sky,
Days when the sun shone
And clouds were rare to be seen.
Darkness came and swallowed it all
The only light from a torch beam.

Only the elders remembered clear water,
Fish, newts, toads , frogs,
Babbling brooks and trickling streams,
Pollution came and killed them all,
Black clouds now all that were seen.

Only the elders remembered true laughter,
Family units, friends and acquaintances,
Happy children together at play,
All gone in a dazzle of brilliant light
The world changed that day.

Only the elders remembered times past,
No-one believed things could be so different
That Man was the one to blame:
Ripping out resources, putting nothing back
Each dying like moths to a flame.

Reminiscence, remembering,
Their world destroyed and long gone,
Nobody listened, time passed on by
Only the elders looked forward to dying,
Embraced in a true blue sky,


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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12 Responses to First Line Friday: November 5, 2021

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Sad but well done!

  2. Sadje says:

    A poignant story Di.

  3. It is really sad. You bring that out so well.

  4. murisopsis says:

    So very somber. I pray that we are able to see blue skies before death and beyond…

  5. Maggie says:

    This gave me chills, Di. It is an excellent piece.

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