Thursday Photo Prompt- Keep # WritePhoto

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This week’s prompt ~ Keep

(If you know where this was taken… please keep the location to yourselves until the prompt has ended so as not to seed preconceptions for other writers.)

For visually challenged writers, the image shows the ruined tower of a castle, seen through the cross-shaped window of another tower.

~*~

Falling in ruins

Even the strongest

Are eaten away by the decay

Of centuries of neglect and erosion

The grandeur of past left diminished

But yet a strong reminder for us

That whatever someone has built

Eons ago has endured because

It represents the strength and resolve

Of those brave people and their determination

The castle is crumbling, the keep in disrepair

But still a symbol of past glory

~*~

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Thursday Photo Prompt- Presence # WritePhoto

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#writephoto Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

This week’s prompt ~ Presence

(If you know where this was taken… please keep the location to yourselves until the prompt has ended so as not to seed preconceptions for other writers.)

For visually challenged writers, the image shows an old photograph of a pathway lined with standing stones leading through a flower-filled meadow.

~*~

Standing like vigilant sentries

They are guarding sacred grounds

Their presence here since centuries

Is a testament to the holy duty entrusted

The sepia-tinted photograph dates years back

But these rocks may have been at this spot

Since the earth breathed its very first breath

Tread softly and with reverence

One should not disturb the sleeping spirits

~*~

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Thursday Photo Prompt # WtitePhoto- Fume

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#writephotoWelcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

This week’s prompt ~ Fume

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a line of leaf-bare trees outlined against a pall of white smoke, brightly lit from within. The shape made by the smoke looks rather like the head of a mythical beast…

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Plumes of smoke rose from the frozen ground

A mythical entity was rising from the dead

The elders stood there in anticipation, alert

The smoke took the shape of their beloved dragon

They broke into applause and bowed their heads

The deep gravelly voice boomed in the cold air

There was great displeasure and anger in it

“What have you done to my home when I slept”

“You have brought it to the brink of disaster”

The elders were silent, had no words no explanations

They waited while the dragon lord planned the future

~*~

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Thursday Photo Prompt #Writephoto- Offering

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Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

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This week’s prompt ~ Offering

The Offering: painting and photo © Sue Vincent at scvincent.com

(For visually challenged writers, the image shows a female figure, translucent and rainbow coloured, emerging from mist in which many shapes move. She is holding a bowl. Before her are strange blue pinnacles… which could be close or distant, spires, ice or… something else…)

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Shimmering

Mystical and enticing

She is standing here

Being an invitation and

an offering too

The bowl is held out

A symbol of the desire

We all have to be fulfilled

To be understood and to understand

It is both asking and giving

~*~

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Thursday Photo Prompt- Angel #WritePhoto

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Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a small figure of an angel, releasing a dove of peace. Around the angel are lighted candles, pine cones, and a small wooden donkey.
~*~

The dove was held firmly by the angel

It strained to get free and fly away

But the hand gripping it was strong

There was just a slim chance at real peace

The angel wanted to be sure that

When the dove is set free, it heralds the genuine peace

And not a travesty that masquerades

As an absence of war, just a lull between fraction

It needed to be a true state of tranquility

That this dove of peace needed to represent

~*~

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Thursday Photo Prompt- Chill # WritePhoto

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Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a landscape wearing a light dusting of snow. From the hill, where skeletal heather and brown grasses pierce the snow, a valley spreads out below, lit by the rays of a pale sun.

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She had reached the end of her patience. She won’t take another day of this miserable existence, she told herself. Here her life lay barren and cold. Nothing to show for all the years of compromise and bending her will to that of others. Alone still and waiting for some sort of recognition of her sacrifices!

Looking out the window, the vista matched perfectly with what she was feeling inside. She felt the gloomy surroundings making her mood even worse. She turned away from the living room window and was distracted by the picture frame sitting on the table. It was that of her with her husband when they had moved to this house so many years ago. It seemed the woman in the photo was someone else entirely. Happy beaming smile and hand tucked confidently into that of her husband. A smile crossed her face fleetingly. She remembered those days. She was hopeful then. And happy. So what changed her into this discontented person that she was today? She asked herself. Life was hard, and a shortage of money had made it more so but if she hadn’t lost the baby, she might have had someone to care for. Maybe then she wouldn’t be so bitter and unhappy. Her thoughts were interrupted by the phone ringing.

“Hello”

“Hi! Aunt Jane”

Voice over the line made her smile in genuine happiness. Her niece always made her feel good and happy with her cheerful and loving attitude.

She sat down to have a good chat with her.

Life wasn’t all bad after all!

~*~

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Thursday Photo Prompt #WritePhoto- Shimmer

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Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows the dark silhouette of an island in a shimmering lake, surrounded by shadowy hills. The sun is breaking out from behind the clouds in rayed splendour.

~*~

Clouds break apart, letting the sunbeams stream on

The far hills glow in those beams of heavenly lights

Boundless bounty of The Lord poured in with the sun

Warmth and illumination enriching the landscape

Light chases away the shadows, heat drives the chill away

Shimmer of the sunshine on the water looks like gold

Every new day and every new vision reinforces my faith

The our Lord is the most kind and the most generous

~*~

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Thursday Photo Prompt- Afar # WritePhoto

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Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows green fields leading to distant, snow-covered hills, lit with the pink-gold glow of sunset.

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It looks too far to be attainable, I think

A long trek through difficult terrain

Uneven ground to be covered, step hills to climb

The horizon looks inviting with a crimson glow

But I am not sure that I have the sustained will

To go all the way to reach the apex of the peak

Giving up even before I set on the journey is defeatist

I chide my failing resolution and negative thinking

Buckle up and look on the bright side I say to myself

Nothing is gained if one doesn’t try to put an effort

If the first step is not ventured, the chances of success are nil

~*~

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Thursday Photo Prompt- Light # WritePhoto

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Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a woodland scene with a dusting of snow and the sun, rising as a rayed orb through the boughs of a tree.

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Judy woke up as the rays of the sun struck her closed eyes. She must have nodded off while sitting in the car. Urgently she fumbled around for her camera and opened the car to get out of it. The sun was almost up. She had planned to take pictures of the sunrise and now she was late.

Cursing herself, she looked for the best angle to capture the sunrise. There was a tree standing in the way, and she couldn’t get a clear shot. She moved around, the shutter clicking all the time, taking a great many pictures. I hope I get one good shot out of this day’s work, she thought to herself.

It was her first shot at earning money from her hobby of photography. The camera and the rest of the equipment were costly and after building up her portfolio she was hoping to be able to be in a position to give up her temp job and take up photography as a full-time profession.

After going home she transferred the images to her laptop and edited them. They were good. None of them were of the sunrise but one particular image looked promising. It has captured the sun as it was rising through the branches of the tree. It almost looked like a photoshopped picture, the orb giving out rays of sunlight in a spectacular manner.

Maybe this will make me famous, she thought as she emailed the pictures to her contact.

~*~

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Thursday Photo Prompt – Glass # WritePhoto

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Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a bay with clear, glassy water, reflecting bue sky and clouds. The bay is surrounded by green hills, one of which may be an island in the distance…

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I see my future reflected in the glass like surface

The open vista reflecting the blue sky

Bright like my coming days are going to be

Calm waters and smooth surface free of turmoil

My hope is that life goes on without trouble

These child-like dreams and hopes I harbor

They say if you wish for something strongly

It may come your way as a gift from destiny

~*~

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