Lost… #writephoto

Assuming boldness

Shielded from reality

Narrowing vision

Mere slivers of perception

Blind to possibility


Carapace protects

Fragile sensibilities

Letting no-one in

Inwardly vulnerable

Simulating bravado


Outmoded habits

Cling with the strength of cobwebs

Shroud the living dead

Hiding within illusion

Constructing their own prisons


They have lost their way

Those within a self-made cage

Seeing only bars

Oblivious of the door

That has always stood open.


For this week’s writephoto prompt 


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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7 Responses to Lost… #writephoto

  1. memadtwo says:

    We all put on this armor from time to time. (K)


  2. I love the lines: “Outmoded habits / Cling with the strength of cobwebs”
    And the ending message is so sad, and often true. Wonderful poem, Sue.


  3. willowdot21 says:

    Some of us need invisible armour to survive
    Sadly true 💜

    Liked by 1 person

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