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Field of Youth

Finding you wasn’t hard, although you all looked the same beneath ever changing skies. 

Stark bright and upright against the cornflower blue of summer suns;

pure under winter’s thundery slate skirts, or, quietly bathed in autumn’s sleepy amber hues.

Did you think, at twenty two, that generations would stand here by your side, imagining the glory, the fear;

and withhold anger or sorrow for you?

Racing clouds allow the sun a turn.

Your gentle name, in thirty rows of harvested youth, is brushed by rays like life-giving fingers.

No.  I am humbled by your fall; your sacrifice and your love.

©Anna Ghislena 2013

©Anna Ghislena 2013

©Anna Ghislena 2013

I took part in this week’s 100 Word Challenge which was prompted by “Fall”.  If you fancy a go checkout this link: http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week108/

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All Good Gifts Around Us

“Congratulations!” beamed Mrs Taylor, “She mentioned another brother or sister but we didn’t realise it would be so soon!”

My mother looked behind her and back at the teacher who hurried the Assembly guests towards a generous array of vegetables, fruit and tins and gestured at seating arrangements with flapping hands.

Proud of the heavy bundle that I clutched in my arms; tenderly wrapped in cot blankets, I didn’t want to part with it.

“Come now, let me help,” coaxed mother, “be careful not to drop.”

There!  The biggest marrow on display!

“When can we have another baby?” I asked.

©Anna Ghislena 2013

The prompt from Julia Skinner’s blog for the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups this time was “Harvest”.  If you fancy taking part go here:

http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-105/