“There is no warning rattle at the door.”
It blusters open; sudden, threatening gust,
Sets hearts off-balance, birdlings unsecured,
Alas, the squall uproots, destroys, disrupts.

Unwilling gamers both, yet play we must,
As choices tear our lives asunder hard,
But soul-mates are forever tied, a trust
‘tween best of friends, though now we are apart.

We know not whence tomorrow paths depart,
Or bring to us a happy-ever-after,
Still, day by day, we navigate our charts
on stormy seas, without a clear forecaster.

Our lives still interwoven, thick and thin,
Perchance we’ll find new place to ‘be’ again.

Submissions must be 750 words or fewer. Submissions must be fiction or poetry. You must include the following sentence as the FIRST line in your submission: “There is no warning rattle at the door.” You must also include a reference to the media prompt.

Speakeasy #164 Prompt
Speakeasy #164 Prompt

23 Comments on “Uncertainties

  1. Thank you, Karen. Soul mates..yes, I share your fascination, though life circumstances and choices may cause disruption. I’d like to think that there is a place for soul mates to find each other again.


  2. I’ve always been fascinated by the notion of soul-mates. I enjoyed the way you used the prompts.


  3. Beautifully crafted, love the beat in this poem like the spiritual heart-beat that unites in life and beyond.


  4. This is so achingly beautiful – and I’m impressed that you rhymed “after” with “forecaster.” It’s creative and it really works!


  5. So beautifully crafted, Joanne. I love the way this flows and I love the way you used the prompts. 🙂


  6. Ahhh (sigh). This was beautiful and lyrical, and very touching. It warmed my heart. God bless you. You have a great gift.



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