Our Future

You and I were meant to be,

I am yours, you belong to me, 

We’re as obvious as A,B, C,

Despite trauma and adversity.

You’re my soulmate, this I know,

I thought I’d lost you! Where’d you go?

We agreed to meet, so please just show,

Or my emotions will overflow.

This is the time and this the place,

I search the crowds for your sweet face,

When I see you, my heart will race,

And I will long for that first embrace.

And then, oh then, I catch a sight,

Of you, and I know that it’s all right,

I cling to you with all my might,

This world of us – our future’s bright!

You and I, from world’s apart,

Share one steady, beating heart,

So, my love, let’s make a start,

For you are my counterpart…
© Caro Ness 2017

The song is from the film,  Slumdog Millionaire

Jai Ho: A.R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls, featuring Nicole Shirzinger

 

Rumi

Rumi’s words are very wise,

He scatters falsehoods, exposes lies.

He expounds an eternal truth,

True in old age, as in youth,

So, dear reader, please take heed,

Love is really all you need.

© Caro Ness 2017

#ExposurePrompt +Niamh Serendipity​​ 

The Devil’s Birthday

It was the Devil’s birthday,

He had a birthday cake,

He’d thrown his weight, he’d had his say,

With drought, and flood, and quake.

O’er all there was a hellish hue,

Of orange, carmine red,

His guests were all just passing through,

Those known as the undead.

Satan likes to celebrate,

He likes to have his fun,

You simply can’t negotiate,

So watch out everyone! 

© Caro Ness 2017

Photo used by kind permission of 

+M Macharia 

Cinderella’s Slipper

Cinderella lost her shoe,

But she lost a pumpkin too!

A slice of it was still part carriage,

And needed to effect a marriage!

She found it buried in a glade,

This vehicle clearly fairy-made.

And lured the prince there, with her shoe,

And well, whatIS IS a man to do?

He married her, of course, right then,

Any children? Last count, ten!

© Caro Ness 2017

Picture posted by +Laughing Waters

Cinderella’s Slipper

Cinderella lost her shoe,

But she lost a pumpkin too!

A slice of it was still part carriage,

And needed to effect a marriage!

She found it buried in a glade,

This vehicle clearly fairy-made.

And lured the prince there, with her shoe,

And well, what is a man to do?

He married her, of course, right then,

Any children? Last count, ten!

© Caro Ness 2017

Picture posted by +Laughing Waters

A Shattered World 

You left me with the debris

Of a shattered world and heart,

One day we were together,

The next we were apart.

No trace of you excepting

Those things you left behind,

I find it hard accepting,

All my boundaries redefined.

No longer is there you and I,

No longer is there us,

Just pain hard to identify,

Or even to discuss.

And this, the gift I gave you, 

Just thrown upon my desk,

Now makes me feel that I must view

Our life together as grotesque.

For I don’t think that I to you

Was what you were to me,

It seems that I was passing through 

A page of your history. 

Something you have chosen to put back upon the shelf,

Leaving me to feel I no longer have a sense of self.

© Caro Ness 2016

Photo used by kind permission of +laughing waters

 Inspiration 

A splash of water

A blue flame

A souffle of clouds

A startle of doves

A shoal of fish

Thought bubbles

Frights of ghosts

All come to mind

When presented

With a photo like this

© Caro Ness 2017

Photo used by kind permission of Maricris Cabrera via The National Geographic

A Farewell To Summer

We went down to the water,

I went with my son,

It was a day full of sunshine,

Of laughter, of fun.

We swam in the ocean,

We played by the shore,

We found beautiful shells

On the generous seafloor.

We stayed until sunset,

When the shadows grew long,

It was our farewell to summer,

Our final swan song.

© Caro Ness 2016

#Poetsprompt 

The photo is used with the kind permission of +Priya Patel

Soul Rescue

Look at me! I have survived!
My sense of self has now revived.

Your mental barbs no longer haunt,

I’m free of your every jibe and taunt!

 I’ve fought my way out of the soulless dark,

‘Cause your poison no longer makes its mark.

An angel stepped into my ravaged world

And with her aid, my wings unfurled.

With love, with care, she set me free,

She returned me to my sense of me.

My darling, I don’t think you’ll ever know,

Just how your love has let my spirit grow.

You swooped into my heart and rescued me,

You broke the chains, you set me free. 

You are my heart, you are my life, 

You are my beautiful, gorgeous wife.
© Caro Ness 2017

Musings

I’ve walked along this beach before,

A desolate, barren, rocky shore,

And yet I always return for more.

When my life starts to crash and burn,

It is to THIS place that I return,

As if there’s something I must learn.

I walk along its sandy length

And somehow the journey gives me strength.

I mull over all that’s gone awry,

The wherefores and the why, why, WHY?

And solutions present themselves by and by,

Within an hour or maybe two,

I resolve what it is that I must do,

And then, my love, I return to you.

 
© Caro Ness 2016 (with crucial embellishments by +Canis Poetam (Zen Dog)

Photo used by kind permission of +Priya Patel