Here is my offering for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge this week
Tell me so that I can understand,
Share with me your sorrow,
Spread your limbs, embrace the sky,
Bury your toes in the earth.
Engage with me your history,
Your thoughts, terrors and pain,
Let me feel your vibrant life,
Sense your loss and solitude.
Open up your heart to me,
Let me in so that I can see,
Merge my mind with your being,
Man should respect all living things.
I relinquish myself to you,
Let me be what you are,
Molding myself, going back to my roots,
I am the daughter of Mother Earth.
The image below is unattributed.
For the visually challenged writer, the image shows a woman standing in an eerie forest and her arms transition into bare limbs of a tree and her lower torso into a tree trunk with long roots spreading out across the ground .
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.
Wonderful, I like the feeling of relinquishing self. Really suits the image
Beautiful take Di.
Love that last line “I am the daughter of Mother Earth.”
Excellent, Di. Your take on this image was perfect.
I love this 💜😍
Love this Di! Very cool poem! ❤
Thanks Carol Anne