WEDNESDAY 31st MARCH 2021
This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..
Prompt ~ PANDEMONIUM AND PERSUASIONS
PANDEMONIUM AND PERSUASIONS
by John Yeo
I sit here alone on the shore, head in hands,
The horizon promises escape to far distant lands.
There is no hope at all, the future looks bleak,
I feel I am nothing, a microscopic freak.
Somehow nothing goes right, however I try,
If I had the power and wings, I would fly.
Fly away to anywhere to seek answers to life,
There is no hope in the sky to undo my strife.
No hope on the beach where I sit full of grief,
The seabed is crumbling with horror beneath.
There are no answers forthcoming, I have the impression
That will lift the heavy cloud of my inmost depression.
Then a seagull alights, a handsome solitary bird
Bringing life to the shore foraging without a word.
News Flash:Bird flu will bring the next pandemic.
I need compassion with love bringing hope
I look to the sky with my faith, to revoke
These feelings of dread and I whisper a prayer
For something beyond, for someone to care.
My mind is a whirl of sad inmost thought.
No answers were given to the questions I sought.
I drift back to my childhood of long sunny days,
Flowers were everywhere along the lanes and byways
The skies were blue and the sun always shone,
The birds sang sweetly, it was good to be young.
Then love and heartbreak and love once again.
I sit here alone and cry to allay the pain,
Soaking up the power of pandemonium and persuasions.
© Written by John Yeo~ All rights reserved.
Note …. This poem is a work of pure fiction and in no way relates to my personal reactions to the pandemonium and persuasions that will always be the lot of some unfortunate people.