Daily Archives: September 30, 2017

Geometry of Life

circle_spiral

The secular consider it linear,
while the spiritual envisage a circle,
but what ever shape your footsteps trace
keep them on a level base,
and don’t slide into a spiral.

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words_for_peace.jpg

Country: Uganda

Language: Luganda

Word for Peace:

Emirembi

(Apologies: No pronunciation available)

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©Jane Paterson Basil

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Devastation

Michelle #103

A furyed lake of rain recedes,
surrendering domestic secrets and children’s treats
smashed and sullied by nature’s ruination.

The silvery stars,
too far away to see the devastation,
are innocent of blame
for their untimely celebration.

Fair-weather trees in mock jubilation
display a tactless splash of freeze-framed fireworks
proclaiming sham victory
as if sarcastic imagery is a witty way
to cover up the tragedy.

Shattered lives are revealed by eyes
reflecting desolation,
as friends and strangers nobly rise
to aid the restoration.

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Written for:

 Michelle’s Photo-Fiction 103 – with a bit of poetic licence; the above image doesn’t display a hurricane’s devastation, but I feel it’s appropriate,

and  The Daily Post’s Word Prompt: Witty

©Jane Paterson Basil