Perspectives through Prose, Poetry and Photography
Posted on February 11, 2014
by Joanne Edith
Balanced scales shift, day by day
They give and take, they tilt each way,
‘Til Yin and Yang in disarray,
Scales un-evened, to my dismay,
Unbalanced, savage swing and sway,
He’s gone away.
Written in response to Trifecta Challenge: “This week we’re asking for exactly 33 of your own words about love gone wrong. But we’re asking that you not use any of the following words:
– See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.8lHDc140.dpuf”
Category: Creative Writing, Photography, Poetry, Travel Photos, Trifecta Writing Challenge (Archives)Tags: Abandoned, Love gone Awry, Scales, Trifecta, Unbalanced, Yin & Yang
The rhyming and flow are beautiful in this piece. Excellent work!
Oh what a great rhythm between hope and despair… love it
Thanks, Bjorn, and congrats on the Silver this week!
Thank you! Someday I want to grow up to be as creative as you are:)
The scales of balance are constantly shifting. I love the rhyming and how the words flow.
Thanks, Janna. As I was looking through my photos, this one jumped out at me as a way to express the sense of being unbalanced when a relationship ends. besides, I’m a Libra and am drawn to ‘scales’.:)
I read this twice, so melodic and melancholic. Great job. Thanks for linking up! Don’t forget to vote!
Thank you. And thanks for such an interesting challenge, eliminating all of the obvious ‘love gone wrong’ words.
I love this! Great job!
Dismay! I should think so. Had me rocking sadly, Joanne!
Thank you, Kymm. The sudden absence ofa meaningful relationship can have that effect😢
I really like this poem, but where did you get that great photo, at first I thought of mom, with the scales , her job at ohauss famous for the scale, funny how the poem made me think of her
I tooh this picture with my iPhone, when we were in Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s home, a few weeks ago. As we toured the beautiful, old mansion we were walking through the kitchen area…this picture is of the mantle and such at the open hearth where they cooked all their meals. I can see why scales reminded you of Mom, not to mention the symbol of Libra. That’s probably why I took the picture. Thanks, Ei!
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