Shades of Gray ~ #writephoto


Shades of Gray

Let me in. Don’t let me in.
Door after door, opening,
leading ever deeper.
Questions within questions.
The light in your eyes
telling me to enter,
yet offering no answers.

Shadows, hints, that tell nothing,
yet say everything about you.
All of this leading nowhere.
Nothing, but the next,
and the next, each time
leaving little to hold onto
but shades of gray.

This is my response to Thursday Photo Prompt: Open #writephoto
at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo, with her photo.



Out of Darkness ~ #writephoto

Image source: Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Out of Darkness

That we come out of the darkness does not
mean there will always be light. We leave

behind the trials that have plagued us
for better days, but challenges come

at the most unexpected of times.
If such be our path, know that

we have the strength to survive,
that darkness does not hold power over us.

The photo for Thursday Photo Prompt: Threshold #writephoto from Sue Vincent’s Daily echo is described as “the view from within a cave on the sea shore, looking out onto a beach.[with] the shadowy entrances of other caves across the bay…”


Friend Me ~ #writephoto

Friend Me

Crystal clear, this vision:
crowded together, en masse,
in our virtual world.

Our intricacies on display,
ready to be rooted out
by curious minds.

This world is no sanctum
behind leaded glass. There’s nothing
sacred here. Secrets like tulips,

waiting to be picked.
Make no bones about it;
we know each other too well.

This is my response to Thursday Photo Prompt: Imagination #writephoto,
from Sue Vincent at Daily Echo, with her photo.

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Dragon Sunset ~ #writephoto


Dragon Sunset

As dark massive spikes towered
From the spine of the great beast,
Earth rumbled at its power,
A monstrous bellow released.

In legends of the ages,
That disastrous call brought tears.
Tales of its mighty rages
Echoing, still, in our ears.

Yet, in its final sunset,
That fearsome dragon did fall,
The end of its dreadful threat
Bringing tears of joy to all.

As a response to Thursday photo prompt: Setting #writephoto at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo, this poem was inspired by Demons, the response from Reena Saxena.


What Lies Beneath ~ #writephoto

What Lies Beneath

Consider a reflection. What is hidden
cannot be measured. There is a depth

that must be experienced. The full weight
is not borne by one limb. Standing

before a mirror tells little of what lies beneath
or what came before, only what stands before you

now. Shouldering that experience will carry you
from this sunset to the next sunrise.

Something tells me this poem was influenced by my recent post, Writing of My Sorrow.
This is my response to Thursday Photo Prompt: Beneath #writephoto,
from Sue Vincent at Daily Echo, with her photo.


#writephoto regulars ~ Meet Ken Gierke

Sue Vincent has kindly allowed me to ramble on as a guest blogger at Daily Echo. Thank you, Sue!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

I asked the writephoto challenge regulars if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. Today we meet Ken Gierke from rivrvlogr.

Without those of you who write and read the pieces inspired by the weekly photos, the writephoto prompt would not exist. So, if you follow or take part in the weekly challenge, why come over and introduce yourself too?

Being a regular does not mean taking part every week… so why not drop me a line?

Read the responses to Sue’s photo prompts carefully, and you may see a few written by me. For some people, a photograph immediately triggers a story in their mind. Poetry, on the other hand, requires a connection between the photo and the writer’s frame of mind. Yes, I write poetry.

I’ll give you a little background, before I get into where my head is at these days. For the majority…

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No Shadow Too Dark ~ #writephoto

No Shadow Too Dark

No Shadow Too Dark

Storms will cast their shadows,
yet never dim

the star that shines upon us,
its light held, as well,

within our hearts for those days
that would be darkest, were it not

for a burning love that lives on,
a love that will never die.

I was at a bit of a “block” in my response to Thursday Photo Prompt: Glimmer #writephoto
at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo, until I read the response from pensitivity101. So, thank you, Di!
(And, of course, thank you to Sue for her prompt and photo.)