What is Anguish?

Image by mollyroselee from Pixabay

Sullen is
the air being inhaled
a wrecked land
empty souls
the once lush -  now arid flat
no promises left

Moment's gone
though it had its chance
with eyes closed
picture them
fragrant of cherry blossoms
cries of children's joy

It's still there
beating deep at night
feelings of
uneasy
some things never moved beyond
they stuck in the past

Written using #shadorma.

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14 Comments

  1. “some things never moved beyond” ❤️

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Thank you, Ruth.

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  2. Olivia, this shadorma sequence is excellent. I loved how you picked up the vibrations of the past in the image with your words. Well done. ❤

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Thank you for your comment, Colleen. I appreciate it. Thanks for allowing Anita to choose the image too. She picked a great one. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.

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      1. Thanks so much Olivia. ❤

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  3. Lovely but sad. I too loved the line, “some things never moved beyond”.

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Thank you kindly for reading and commenting. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. judeitakali says:

    Beautifully written shadorma(s)

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Thank you, Jude. 🙂

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      1. judeitakali says:

        My pleasure 🍁

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