Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 29 July 2012)
Once again here is my offering to ‘Picture It & Write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
Shadows; they were as shadows in my mind.
I tried, I stumbled, I fumbled with those shadows in my mind.
Were they real? Were they real?
I didn’t know; I only knew they would not leave.
They held me as a prisoner. They tortured me.
They returned when I would least expect it.
They demeaned me. They were me.
I grew to understand them as I knew myself.
They were me and yet, they weren’t.
Somewhere deep inside me they lay.
Somewhere, where the sunlight did not shine; they lay in wait.
In my darkest moments they would appear.
Shadows; in my mind.
I like the way “They demeaned me. They were me.” shows a darker side of ourselves can be just as dangerous as any foe.
Too true, Anne…. I’ve known those demons… long ago!
the image perfectly empowers the words
Thank You Scott… Indeed; shadows in my mind…!!!
It reads as a poem. Very nice
Thanks Randy… I hadn’t noticed this however; with a re-read, I can now…. 😉
Excellent piece, Carolyn.
You are too sweet, my dear Resa… Thank You.. 🙂
Great work, Carolyn. I also really liked the dark edge of revealing that these shadows were in fact ourselves. A meaningful contribution that takes a peek at our complicated psyche. Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write!
Thanks so much, Ermisenda..
I’m loving writing; it’s a wonderful way to express yourself… Coming from me, that must sound a very strange thing to say, and yet, this ‘style’ of writing is different to anything I’ve done before….
Thanks again… 🙂
That’s the thing with shadows of the mind–it doesn’t even matter any more if they’re real. They’re real enough if we believe them.
Here, here…. Scary things those shadows of the mind..!
its absolutely opposite of your last post. fantastic piece carolyn.
Yes Sharmishtha, I thought the same thing… One so light hearted; the other dark!
Pictures can evoke such extremes!
I love the pics that you showcase on your blog; they are generally so light and full of possibilities…! 🙂
my blogs are full of contrasts too, some are very dark, some are very light 🙂
As usual this is beautifully written. It has such sad under tones.
Thank You Kim…. Yes, sad under tones for sure..!
I think as a writer we can draw, not only from our own experiences (of which I have had many sad ones) but also from the experiences around us that we understand and feel….
This style of writing certainly opens up a world of possibilities….
Yes it does. I think as a writer I am so much better now that I’m seasoned with many different spices. I can draw on emotions I experienced over a year and some how breathe life in my writing. I understand what you’re saying 100%.
I love those – seasoned with many different spices… 🙂
– breathe life in my writing… 😉
Well said Kim…. Yes, a little experience goes a loooooong way…! 🙂