Windows to the soul

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For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of an old, abandoned church. The plaster is peeling from the walls and the ceiling and there is debris on the floor, but the five beautiful, arched stained glass window are intact.

As light splayed across the dusty floor,
Images stretched and blended with the day.
Beautiful in its prime,
The Lady Chapel was the epitome of
Peace and serenity.
Over the centuries,
The stained glass had witnessed
Marriages, christenings,
Secret meetings,
Even plots against the crown.
Few noticed the subtle changes in the glass,
Those who did, explained it by the sun.
These windows were the soul of the church.
They felt the pain,
Uncertainty and despair
Of all who visited.
The Saints had stood for all time,
Watching and holding counsel,
Never judging,
A spiritual presence to guide
Lost souls on their way.

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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15 Responses to Windows to the soul

  1. Sadje says:

    Love your take Di.

  2. Lauren says:

    Lovely response to the prompt.

  3. A lovely post Di.

  4. murisopsis says:

    The windows being “alive” is a perfect conclusion to the poem and fits so well with the prompt!!

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  6. Fandango says:

    A wonderful take on the photo, Di.

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