Sunday, 17 September 2017

The Prompt 155 - Calling

Calling


I hear the calling in the night,
The calling of the owl.
It echoes across the garden
From the woodland down the hill.
The sound gives me security
As I lie in my bed.
Cosy, warm and safe,
Listening to the haunting sound.

I hear the calling in the night,
The calling of the fox.
Echoing through the bushes
Startling, cruel and sad.
The fox's cry is fraught and shrill,
It speaks of loss and pain.
As I lie in my cosy bed
I hope to never hear its like again.

I hear the calling in the night,
the calling of a child.
Echoing through my sleeping mind
Sad and far away.
Calling for someone I know not who,
Calling for love and peace,
Calling me to do I know not what,
Calling in the night.

I have no answer to that call,
I have no wisdom to impart.
The call is faint and far away,
I have no answer to that call.
What must I do?
The child is calling, haunting like the owl.
What should I do?
The child is calling, barking like the fox.

I hear the calling in the night,
Calling in the dark.
I close my ears, I turn my head,
And silently I weep.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. Wow, this is haunting. Beautiful, but haunting. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x

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    1. Cheers Sara! So pleased the haunting tone came across.

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  3. Oh wow I got shivers reading this #theprompt

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  4. Oh, Jo. So sad. Makes you want to do something, anything. Doesn't matter what!

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