Photo Challenge & Poem: Weathered

The Daily Post photo challenge inspired a photo and a poem.

Weathered

Weathered
Leathered
Skin hangs loose
On weary bones

Clearly
Fearless
Eyes look passed
The past hearts of stone

Woeful
Hopeful
Beating heart
Beats on despite the unknown

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– The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Weathered. Photo ©2018 Leara Morris-Clark.

On Golden Shores

Golden glowing of distant shores
Guides the oaring toward something more
Through the silence of the night
Rhythmic waves lap with delight
Carry on for something more
Hope lies ahead on golden shores


– Written for Pix To Words Pic And A Word Challenge #76. Word and photo prompt. Word prompt was “golden”. Photo prompt by Patrick Jennings.

Distant Shores (Tenacity)

Seeking shores, you can never hope to reach
Each one farther than the last
Astronomical distances, an unclear path
Pathological determination will not be dissuaded
Aided by unfounded hope
Open-ended quest in vain though motivation remains
Maintains the course
Coursing through your veins, human drive is hard to tame

ocean-922943_1280– Written for YeahWrite.me Fiction|Poetry Challenge #291. Poetry slam, poetry form Echo and Prompt up sentence “The opposite bank seems too distant, a shore you can never hope to reach.” Photo from Pixabay.

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Hope

The seed deep below,
Waits while winter holds hostage,
Reaches to the sky
When bitterness passes
Hope renewed soars on sunbeams

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– Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #3. Word prompts were “wait” & “hope” or synonyms of those. Photo from Pixabay

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Sunrise

Reflections on waves,
Glitter sprinkled ‘cross the sea –
Sunrise, like magic,
Gifts a new day of hope and
Untold possibilities

– Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #2. Word prompts were “magic” & “glitter” or synonyms of those. Photo by Armando Maynez

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A Familiar Comfort

Mourning Dove laments
Reassuring nod; hope on
Morning wings ascends

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– Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #109. Word prompts were “Hope” & “Up” or synonyms of those. Photo from Wikipedia.

Shadow Of Me

Shadow Of Me

Shadow Of Me

Sordid, honey smooth lies of a lover
rip away the light within her.
The woman crying for death
dreams of life after the ache.
“Diamonds are but ugly rocks,” she says, bitterly.

– Written for Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #5. Learn more about magnetic poetry here.