Sunday, 28 November 2010

Autumnal end


The water tumbled and rushed over rocks with not a moment to lose
The leaves fell like orange and yellow snow from the trees
The birds flew hither and thither scouting out their food
The dogs rustled in the undergrowth, whilst the squirrels laughed up above.
The children jumped in puddles despite their mums pleas
The sun shone, the sky almost painful blue.
The couple walked side by side looking happy to others
They'd learnt to do this to keep the world away
They walked to the spot where their child had drowned
And sitting down beside the river they swallowed the tablets and lie down to die.
The heron watched from the other bank and flew over when the time was right to help their souls on the way
The birds silent for a moment as if in prayer, the wind gusted and the leaves drifted down and covered them lying there to keep them safe perhaps for a while
Till they succeeded in their desire

7 comments:

Helen said...

Hello there!
You drew me in with images of great beauty .. and kept me there with an image of pain and suffering.

I love your header photo!!!

Helen

Merry ME said...

Leaves fell like orange and yellow snow ....

Beautiful imagery.

Marilyn said...

Wow so powerful, so well written. i was on an autumn walk with you but then you added the twist. Brilliant piece.

TALON said...

Beautiful, Mandy. I felt like I was right there in the woods, watching it all unfold. A feast for all the senses.

miss*R said...

you wrote this? it is hauntingly beautiful - feeling the parents pain xo

Mel said...

Boy....that did not go where I thought it was going to go.

Wonderfully and sadly written...and received.

Paula said...

My German mind had to read till I got the twist!!! Gave me goose bumps. So beautiful written, straight form the soul. Thanks for sharing, thanks for being who you are.