Tokens

tokens
Sue Vincent’s #Writephoto

Fascinated by the feather, I touched it
Waves of fear shook me
A strange figure greeted me:
“Welcome to the land of sorcery

Watch from a distance
You are a part of this world.”
I tried to follow my first instinct
“Run,” my mind shrieked

But embedded to the ground
I couldn’t lift my foot
Dry leaves danced around me
With weird whispers.

A mute spectator, a one-eyed stone
I sit and watch the people
Who visit every week
With offerings of fruit and gold

They return every fortnight
Eyes gleaming with hope
Only I know the crater
That collects all the booty.

I can’t hear the laughter and the ridicule
My ears have been sullied
Faith has strange sensations
It refuses to see reason.
© Balroop Singh

Thanks to Sue Vincent for an inspiring Thursday #photoprompt Tokens

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58 thoughts on “Tokens

  1. Provocative poem, Balroop. I have a friend who, when she finds a feather near her (not an ordinary event) she believes its a sign from a loved one who has died. This goes so well with your idea that Faith…refuses to see reason.”

  2. A clever take on the photo, Balroop, and this poem does offer an otherworldly affect. I also echo what others have said about Faith and your last two lines: wonderful food for thought.
    Have a good weekend!

  3. Wow, Balroop. Your imagination is flying in this beautifully written poem. I feel it steeped in mysticism and
    secret dramas. The last stanza brings it beautifully together.

    Miriam

  4. Loved the way your words conjured up the story to ponder further … Magical and Mystical as we often feel rooted to the spot as we need to take in and unto ourselves the energies from our surroundings.. Many thanks Balroop ❤ 🙏

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