Daily Archives: February 9, 2016

A message carved in stone

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we are all human
angels and demons are rarely to be found
but when we glance around us we imagine them to be all around us.
If I look in your eyes
I may see perfection, where another may visualise evil
some of it depends on
the darkened shadows and bright highlights
thrown out by the light of the observer
and the reflecions therein
while the rest is caused by
your unique patterns of the moment
your pictures of the past
your visions of the future
and miriad complex tricks of imagery

we are all human
angels and demons are rarely to be found

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Posted for Calen’s Sandbox Challenge 26 “What message just for you is written in this ancient writing?”

©Jane Paterson Basil

Obsession

It’s day 2 of Lynn’s love challenge. We get a one-word prompt each day on the subject of love, and we can write any kind of poem, or  prose we prefer, but she asks that we keep it short.

Today’s word is Obsession.

expect to be dogged by aggression
when love changes into obsession
at first you may think it romantic
but it will quickly drive you frantic

©Jane Paterson Basil