Sunday, August 12, 2018

speckled with colorful reflects of fears

                                                                                                 Attribution: anon
Image: Perspective of a Lonely Road (here)

the 12 given words:
longing  dusty quiet shy yield thin  brilliant
speckled (covered with a large number of small spots or patches of colour.)
rippled blend rain
lilting (A cheerful or lively manner of speaking)

a longing for the big times
wondering of fortunes ahead
barely out of his teens
on a dusty quiet road ramrod and straight

unsuspecting perspectives
shy of his expectations
to yield thinly disguised initiatives
never revealing real intentions

brilliant moves to overcome obstacles
speckled with colorful reflects of fears
that was how spread of life's ripples
with blends of creative ideas

a lilting comedy of shifting of sentiments
from walking in the rain to those snow-bound
but never drenched nor caught in wet moments
such resilience of challenges so pronounced

Brenda's The Sunday Whirl #364
Carrie's Sunday Muse#16 
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #415


  1. Nice leap of faith towards unknown paths. A good one Hank.

  2. Walking down a lonely path there are many hidden good possibilities on the horizon.


  3. This is so good. The possibilities are limitless in this journey. Fears are not always those grey and drab things — they can be colorful and reflective of one's own desires and needs. I really liked this bit: "a lilting comedy of shifting of sentiments/from walking in the rain to those snow-bound".

  4. In the end we must take that leap of faith if we are to get anywhere 💜 Excellent write.

  5. When longing becomes greater than fear, people will make that long walk of uncertainty.

  6. Life is an adventure and we have to travel the road to see where it goes.

  7. I especially like "unsuspecting perspectives shy of his expectations." You worked those words well, Hank.

  8. I’m loving this journey. Well penned!

  9. Have to push on through and see what comes due.

  10. Well done! I especially liked the closing line of this piece!

  11. That second stanza is brilliant Hank. Great use of all those words to. Always a pleasure to read your words. Thank you for joining us at The Sunday Muse!

  12. I like this, each stanza would stand alone on its own.