A poem

for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto and Ragtag Daily Prompt both of which have Serenity as their given word.


She sits and stares 

unfocused eyes swimming to the horizon 

Gazing into infinity


No sign of tears

Her expressionless face an empty canvas 

A sea of pallor


I look into her eyes 

I see nothing but a swirling mist of grey 

That sparkle gone 


I try to ask her why 

a cloud of despair envelopes her 

She hears me not


But I will wait 

I’ll stay by her side for as long as it takes 

for her to return 


But for now 

she inhabits a sorrowful place of her own 



I know not where.

Let me read it to you …

44 thoughts on “A poem

  1. Stine Writing Sep 3, 2020 / 15:01

    Sort of sad. Sounds like she is lost. Perhaps when the sun breaks through she will have a new outlook.

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  2. Sue Sep 3, 2020 / 16:55

    Keith, I really loved this poem! It was haunting and pulled me right in!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. messymimi's meanderings Sep 4, 2020 / 01:37

    That is a lovely, sad, and beautiful poem. The video told me to sign in if i had the owner’s permission, not sure what is up with that.

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  4. gdutta17 Sep 4, 2020 / 09:54

    The words are soulful, each one seems to envelope with a sadness of its own.

    Loved the write! Very evocative!

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  5. HappySoul Sep 4, 2020 / 17:50

    Haunting! Full of love too…
    liked the narration too Keith! Great take 👍

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  6. TheHiddenEdge Sep 5, 2020 / 14:11

    I love the reading too – I’ve only seen this on two blogs before that’s yours Keith, and Willowdot’s above. I feel a new challenge about to emerge!

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