Category: Daily Prompt

Blue Frame

Agile hands worked hard to toil

The family owned land.

Sheets of blue tarpaulin shaded

Young one cuddled up on tattered sheet.

Beads of sweat vanished into the parched land. But,

Water not enough to bed the seeds.

A familiar blue frame with broken glass dangled;

Bamboo held it strong. The photo meant faith.

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Her blue eyes.

Bluer than sea,

Deeper than ocean,

Take note of signs –

Skirting through crowds,

Diving into depths;

Chasing laps to four –

“Oh! butterfly,

Freestyle not challenging.”

Mind wades fear-

Deeper than ocean,

bluer than sea….


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Hiding behind the scene,

She hoped to remain unseen;

“Private I am and share not my mind.”

Her performance a dream;

Applause heard among scream;

“Private I am and save me my name.”

Who she is, mattered everywhere.

Who she truly is, mattered to none;

“My privacy is precious and I trade not.”

And thoughts conflicted

Between real and realm

In her sacred private space.

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via Daily Prompt: Privacy