Sunday, October 13

Haunting

Menace
personified,
waiting just out of reach
for the time when the barrier
will fall...

In life
our worst mistakes
pile up in serried ranks,
sit behind another fence,
waiting.

They haunt
waking hours
with retrospective shame
until repentant senses crave
pardon.

For the original picture and more poems, go and visit Tess and her Mag 190.


18 comments:

  1. i love the second verse....fab-u-lous!!

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  2. Sharply original response to the prompt...

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  3. excellent way to see this image! we all have some "dogs" in our past lives.

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  4. Nice write...the black dog suits it...

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  5. love the manipulation of photo and your story all the more so....side by side, we are not much different.... glad to have stopped by

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  6. Nice word play! I especially enjoyed this having discovered the site "Dog Shaming" today. :-)

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  7. Brilliant response Jinksy. So well done.
    Anna :o]

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  8. These are dog days indeed , Florence ..... Thanks

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  9. Always best to let sleeping dogs lie...but they are not always sleeping, are they? Cleverly done, and wise. Thank you.

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  10. I love your take! And image!!

    Excellent writing!


    doggy tales

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  11. Beautifully written.....
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. You made a worthy metaphor from the picture.

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  13. I agree with the Dr. above! Each verse just kept getting better.

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  14. If sins look like that, I'll be more careful...

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  15. Indeed haunting and disgracing ~ Cool take on the prompt!

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