Two Languages Spoken Here #poetry #photography

palm dawn

I couldn’t ascertain the jumble

her lips moved rapidly

conveying a nervous nothing

hard and dark were the etchings

that scored her jeweled beauty

*

his pockets were empty

evidenced by the ragged attire

but worse was what wasn’t in his mind

his hands filled with nothing

he clung to baggies to satisfy

*

strange languages spoken at the ocean

when you aren’t looking and when you are

the conch shell strives to moan a warning

bearing witness to retreating tide

but it was silenced in a museum

*

a dog wears an empty backpack

as he begins his predawn duty

he proudly returns with a filled sack

lacking his master’s understanding

how many children will get hooked today?

*

I’ve never spoken the language

born in guilty bloodshot eyes

I see them as they dart about the shadows

the words are meaningless

promises seldom unbroken

*

I chose to walk in the light

a brush of fingertips tells the bearer I love him

the sun rises behind us

no words are necessary

we bask in His painting on a new day’s sky

beach shadow

 

 

 

 “Tears are the silent language of grief.”

Voltaire (Brainy quotes)

Today’s prompt at Poet’s United is “Mother Tongue”. After two early morning beach walks where much was spoken with looks and gestures, I was prompted to interpret the language.

Nuts – I Feel Winter #winter #haiku #photography

winter shadows

Hidden in the shadows,

striving to find some life.

Digging out to freedom,

it’s cold outside tonight.

The snow it falls too often

covering all that I once had.

Bring my family’s coffin

fall’s food has all gone bad.

Cold I watch for spring

winter taunts the sun’s rays

one lonely nut

The prompt for Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem new haibun challenge which combines the haiku with a short story (microfiction) is Winter Feeling. This written from a squirrel’s point of view.

 

 

Beyond the Shadows #haiku #photography

Toady at  Carpe Diem –  Garry Gay shares his impressions of autumn and Halloween.

 

Here is an example of thinking out side of the box or misdirection.

My skeleton
going for a walk
in the cemetery

©Garry Gay

This poem has both a subject of death, yet a dash of humor. A misdirection if you will as my skeleton is still living yet visiting the graveyard. Enjoy the environment of the rich colors and creepy Halloween decorations of October and create your on haunting misdirection’s.

graves

following shadows

graveyard keeps its secrets

night for pranksters

 

A complicated prompt by Garrry Gay  today at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem – Outside the box/ Misdirection 

Retreaded Spoils #children #poetry

shadows

Cheap like retread tires

flying off into the distance

oh, you so soon forgotten

what did you stand for?

you could not have had feelings

for who would tread over humanity?

no one feels anymore

certainly not girls

whose wasted lives

embraced at the slave block

the pivotal point

where statesmen make lofty speeches

in the shadows of no one listening

****

Malala a school girl who understands the issue over the Nigerian school girls urges action.

Truth in Art #Picasso #art #haiku

The Seated Man by Pablo Picasso
The Seated Man by Pablo Picasso

You I have portrayed

true character in shadows

buffoon’s charade

*

Buffoon’s charade

my painting hung in fame

you long forgotten

Carpe Diem’s prompt is to use art as an inspiration for writing. I believe that artists and writers share a kinship and as such inspire one another. What truth do you see that Picasso is unveiling?

In The Shadows #photography #blackandwhite #poetry

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/foreshadow/

between the linesFor in the shadow

of life’s great hall

there lingers

just past our sight

the thing

that we can only see

in our dreams

and

worse yet

is when it creeps

into

our worst

of nightmares

and beneath dark fiends

we fall

The Theme this week  for WordPress weekly photo challenge is foreshadowing. The writer, artist, or photographer can take a rather ordinary image and with a bit of tweaking can change the impression. The uncropped rendering in color is quite different as a peacock in the foreground has proudly unfurled his glorious tale. I hope you sense the foreshadowing of doom in this black and white

Photograph: “Between the lines” © L. Moon 2013

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From Above #photography #wordpressphotochallenge

bridge
River Bridge – L. Moon
shadows
Twin Shadows – L. Moon
circle
Down the Drain – L. Moon
Sand Ripples – L. Moon

I love angles so this weekly photo challenge from WordPress was perfect “From Above”

When the lights go on #Newcago #fridayfictioneers #flashfiction

lamps (3)

Another night of bloodletting. Don’t they get tired of wasting life?

(4am the lamp flickers before the sun scales Newcago’s towers)

For one moment there’s the semblance of serenity (sirens and screeching of tires in  background)

I wish I could stretch it out forever.

Thankfully, I’ve survived another night. (tired smile)

The bad guys will slink into their shadows to avoid being seen as they truly are. But a new horror rises at nightfall.  I try not to despair but the forces are greying as is decency.

Oh yes the note. I’ll have to read it later (slipping a piece of folded paper under the lamp) **Yawn**

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Each week, Rochelle keeps us in line with 100 words over at Friday Fictioneers. Today I add to a sequel about a flatfoot detective who strives to keep decency and people alive in a place called Newcago.

The photograph is a cropped image of Rochelle’s picture prompt for this week.

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