Visitors

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

The only residents remaining in the small town of Miners Hill are spirits.

The rest, all visitors ,blow in and out , not knowing their merits,

Like dry leaves drawing the wind’s signature,

they let greed be their ligature,

binding earth to their trash,

crying when one amongst them turns to ash.

The rest, all visitors , of no substance -just glitz, forgets

that the only residents remaining in the small town of Miners Hill are spirits.

————————————————————————————————————————-

The above poem was in response to ‘Monday’s finish the story’ flash fiction challenge. This unique flash fiction challenge  provides  a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. The challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Details are available in this link:

https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/mondays-finish-the-story-may-25th-2015/

Advertisements

14 responses to “Visitors

  1. Very nice poem! I love how you used the prompt to write poetry. Wonderful!

    Like

  2. I love the shape of your poem – nice job!

    Like

  3. A lovely poem. 🙂

    Like

  4. Applause! Applause! Excellent poetry! Thank you for contributing to the Mondays Finish the Story challenge and I do hope that you return for the next one too! Be well… ^..^

    Like

  5. Very nice poem, and I loved the repetition of the first line at the end.

    Like

  6. A lot is said in a few words – nice poem.

    Like

  7. Lovely poem, such emotion. This line… “Like dry leaves drawing the wind’s signature”… beautiful.

    Like

  8. Good poem. Sounds like the visitors have no respect and are littering the place. No wonder the spirits are sad. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s