“Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma

This week’s poetry challenge was a photo prompt that I assumed would give us all much food for thought.

Never mind all the song references we couldn’t get rid of (Jim Croce: Time in a Bottle) (Sting: Message in a Bottle), etc.

Then, there was the obvious… a bottle on the beach means trash washed up from the ocean. One man’s trash, another man’s treasure!

I must admit… I didn’t think that photo through, or maybe I over thought it!

For me, the bottle in the sand spoke of forbidden love. Empathically, I felt there was a couple somewhere who communicated through clandestine meetings – writing love letters in their blood, left inside the bottle for their partner to find. I sensed one left the other…

Image by Efes Kitap from Pixabay

Memories ~ Set Adrift

of illicit love
penned in blood
marking time
set adrift on azure seas
please come back to me

© 2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. Ooh, like a magnet! Well done, sis. <3

  2. Oooh, I loved this <3

  3. Wow, it’s a strong poem ‘penned in blood’! A little bit scary!

  4. This is why photo.prompts are so great. They lead us all in our own direction!
    Great shadorma, Sis 💜

  5. Beautifully done, Colleen…

  6. It sounds like a tragic tale!
    Your “heartclutch” image made me laugh! 🙂

  7. This is lovely, Colleen! So beautifully written.

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  9. Loved your poem and art, Colleen! Thanks for the photo prompt this week. Have a wonderful day and weekend! <3 xo https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2019/08/23/poetry-friday-photo-prompt/

  10. So heart throbbing! Thd longing for a sailor or marooned lover is palpable.

  11. A dark reading–there’s a whole book there of course.
    It’s so interesting the associations we make. Music is a big one, as you pointed out. I’m still working on it. (K)

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! So full of emotion!

  14. Yep! This one was about crazy love, alright! Live it:)


  15. This is so beautiful Colleen 💜💜💜

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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