Free Verse entries for the Word Picture Contest
‘Tis but a dream; the shadows on the wall
remind me of the ghosts of days now past.
The lonely echoes help me to recall
those happy moments that went by too fast.
A summer’s day with family and friends;
a walk beside you, holding tight your hand.
Enchantments only seen through time’s soft lens
that seem to fade like footprints in the sand.
I stand in mem’ry’s doorway now and stare.
Unfolding scenes, now twisted in my mind,
unveiling feelings of loss and despair
for all the joyous moments left behind.
These are the shadows of things that have been.
Their magic now exists only within.
An entry for the April 27 - May 5 round of "Word Pictures Contest"
Prompt: Image 1
Line Count: 14
Form: Form: Shakespearean (English) Sonnet ~ the Shakespearean, or English sonnet is composed of three quatrains and a couplet follow this rhyme scheme: abab, cdcd, efef, gg. The couplet plays a pivotal role, usually arriving in the form of a conclusion, amplification, or even refutation of the previous three stanzas.