NaPoWriMo: Family

The theme today was to paint a family portrait.

Photo ©Raymond Okonski

All dark-haired, fair or ruddy,

Their pale or sallow faces,

Stare unblinking

Through the camera’s eye of the past.

All gone the same way,

Feet tramped the same path,

Grass and stone,

Grass and stone,

Or over the green, bucking back

Of the ocean.

Beneath the green hill,

Where the gorse blows

In the wind from the sea,

All bones are white,

Singing the same songs,

While the same story hums

Through the grey stone,

To the pulse of the earth’s

Great, beating heart.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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