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Photographs

By falling_author All Rights Reserved ©

Poetry

Photographs

The silent pictures hanging

in vivid flashes of black and white;

A hundred fading figures

of a million epic tales.


Each beautiful moment, frozen in a frame

--- a snapshot of a timeless jewel;

Even the times when darkness reigned,

images were bound with iron hold.


The torture of the oppressed and

aftermath of a battlefield,

are as worthy of a reminiscent

as the parade of the victor

and when the beacon was ignited.


The cries of a fallen soldier,

the scars of the lone survivor,

holds as much significance as

the union of two old lovers and

birth of one new fighter.


Thy banner be waving in war or in glory,

A flag caging the flames or unleashing the fire,

Fall hard to the doom and bounce back even higher

--- it's all preserved in the heart of history.


When the day comes and my mind fogs---

My memory fades with forgotten stories;

The photographs in these walls,

Will have the chronicles reborn.

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The Magnum Font: I really like your rhyming couplets and the images you paint with your writing style. It's simple yet complex, and simplicity can go a long way, especially with poetry like this.I think the messages in the poems are weaved into it in a clever way. Keep up the great work!

crissy: Awesome work. The characters are so beautifully flawed and easy to relate to. The protagonist Bethany Hill is a woman that I would definitely want to meet in real life. The author has managed to make me visualize the story like a movie. The two time frames of past and present are also so beautifu...

novicemaster: The imagery in this prose poem is glorious. I love the way you manipulate words. You seem to have harnessed them to bend to your every whim. The slightly archaic ones like "whilst" make this resemble a fairytale. The entire idea of a prose poem is brilliant. I didn't get the ending at first, but ...

Deleted User: I smiled and loved the expressive way you painted a picture in my mind, one which​ took to a life within and flew to my heart. Thank you.Please keep writing. Regards Jenny.

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