Image credit; Sylvian Sarrailh @ Digiartque
This is a digital art image. It shows a man standing in front of a square portal that shows a scene from another place. Stairs lead up to this portal.
Come closer. You’ve come this far, what’s another few feet?
Don’t worry. It doesn’t hurt.
Yes, I can read your thoughts. There is no need for words.
I can feel your fear of the unknown.
I am only light. Light is a beacon to knowledge. You want to know, don’t you?
You’d like to find out what is on the other side.
There is no-one else here. Whatever you decide will be our little secret.
Don’t you want to join me? See new things, feel new sensations, breathe new life?
I sense your hesitation as you realise it is a one way choice, no going back.
Doubt is winning over curiosity in your mind, so you turn and walk away.
But you’ll be back. It’s human nature, and I can wait as I have for millennia.
Written for Sadje’s What Do You See
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.
Lovely poem 🙂
So true Di we humans are happy to self destruct!
Aren’t we just.
🙂 great take this week, Di! 🙂
That sounds slightly sinister. (I’m reading a book with dimensional time travel right now. It ain’t pretty)
Thanks Deb. I saw The Time Traveller’s Wife but never read the book. I found it confusing, even though I watched it twice.
Not seen that one, I am reading the best fantasy series at the moment. It’s an imposition to go to work
ha! That good eh?
Yep, the boss told me this morning that if it wouldn’t take long I could go finish it in the boardroom, but I have to do the wages 😫
He is, very understanding
Yep finished it tonight
Great. Are you going to do a review on it?
Not sure, I don’t think anyone reads them
Oooh it has a bit of a sinister feel to this one, Di. KL ❤️
Just a tad!!
Ohhh! This one is full of promise and speculations! And now just like the person I’m pondering what is on the other side…
Glad you liked it
It was like I was watching a sci fi horror flic
Very intriguing invitation Di. Perhaps they’ll return for it was curiosity that killed the cat! Thanks for joining in.
Yes, I believe curiosity will win.
🙂 In time, it usually does.
Great poem, curiosity killed the cat and humans are killing everything else! Well doe.
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