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

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58 thoughts on “Tokens

  1. Really intriguing poem, Balroop. The one eyed stone is a witness to many people’s unwavering faith. Awesome interpretation of that photo. I would have been stumped with this one 🙂 ❤

  2. This is not usually what you write but it is nice to read something new. I sense the feeling of irony in these words.

  3. 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.”

  4. 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!

  5. Loved this. I associate finding feathers with a lost loved one sending a message. But, I really don’t like to touch them, lol 🙂 x

  6. 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

  7. Wonderful write. The thought of something sinister did pop up in my mind too when i had initially seen the pic.
    Loved your write. 😀

  8. 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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