Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #43
guilty, mossy, witness, sway, glint, praise,
woe, disappearing, fierce, hush, look, going
The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #235
fix, fight, facts, action, anchor, state,
team, heavy, end, hit, hours, risk
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #287
Swaying In The Arms of Disappointment
The forces that affect our lives, the influences that mold
and shape us, are often like whispers in a distant room,
teasingly indistinct, apprehended only with difficulty.
Why feel guilty? She’d taken a risk,
and failed. Couldn’t fight the facts.
Certainly didn’t need a witness to her
heavy, numbing sense of woe.
For hours, she’d been drifting without
an anchor. Looking for some glint of plan
for action, only to find herself disappearing
into this mossy covered hush of indecision.
A state that would not fix, or put an end
to her fierce inner turmoil. She was alone.
Didn’t have a team of friends that might
assist in hitting on some praise-worthy resolution.
Swaying in the arms of disappointment,
she suddenly knew she was just going to
have to begin,
Elizabeth Crawford 1/24/16
Notes: The quote is by Charles Dickens and I found it on the front page of a Dean Koontz novel, titled Whispers. My site wouldn’t allow me to cite it properly.
This is simply what the words brought to mind. I did use all of them. Was tempted to change mossy to mushy, but thought that was too much of a stretch. When I decided to stay with the mossy, the image immediately came to mind. It is yet another of my new templates, done in India Ink.