Photo Challenge #73, Crowned, August 11, 2015 – Inclines with no Declines

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Image: – Natalia Drepina

Today I breathed

The down is not so rapid

The up not so harrowing

There’s a chance of progress

The stream’s not flowing so swiftly

Making headway is possible

A step at a time

Day by day.

The crown you wear is an ill fit

Thrust upon you rather than placed.

On your shoulders are the years of trial

Burdens unspeakable,

Words not uttered

For from within the darkness

Monsters and demons lurk.

At days end your mantle weighs heavily

You collapse into slumber

Awakening in darkest terror

Your prince stands at your side

Extends his hand,

You hesitate to reach out

His gesture filled with

A fear of its own.

But his smile reassures

You find a smooth path

With inclines never declines.

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/photo-challenge-73-crowned-august-11-2015/

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15 Responses to Photo Challenge #73, Crowned, August 11, 2015 – Inclines with no Declines

  1. Valida Faire says:

    Oh my gosh, Michael–this has me swooning, so lovely…and I just want to crawl inside the words.

  2. I know you said you found the image challenging but your poem says otherwise. You did a fantastic job Michael!

  3. Oliana says:

    This is so lovely,Michael, her prince helps her through the darkness what a treasure to “come home” to.

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