What do you See? photo challenge Tuesday, Feb/26/2019

The Sentinel.

Mae and Polar Bear , weary from their travels, could not believe the sight

Together with the Winter Queen they had trudged on both day and night .

Where were all the people where are all the homes , the farms, the towns and cities? Vanished, vanished gone!

All that was left was the castle, no longer inviting even though it bad been Mae’s home.

Tears filled their eyes they could not take any of this in… where was their homeland everything was gone.

Mae’s eyes burned but she refused to cry ! Tell me noble Queen how can I avenge this wrong

Winter’s Queen, ice tears frozen on her cheeks turned to Mae and said we shall right all this , you must be strong.

Mount up, mount up cried the Winter Queen we must find the the wicked witch of the East

Find her lair, burn her, tear her limb from limb . She shall be stopped her face removed, on her bones we shall feast.

They set a lone sentinel to watch the Castle bright torch in his hand.

A brave man he …so close to such evil to stand.

They met a child along the way,

Cold and frightened , mama mama was all he’d say.

Mae took the child and wrapped him in her cloak

Warmed him, bodily, spiritually, very gently Mae spoke

Where are your parents little one

Mama gone , mama gone……………..

Hush now child you are safe with us now you will ride

She lifted the child up onto Polar Bears back, silently she walked by his side.

Who could hurt the little child

Left alone and deserted in the wild.

Frozen body frozen mind

This evil witch , was she this unkind


Weekly challenge

I am using this revised section of Chapter 7 , of my story Little Mae and Polar Bear. As soon as I saw the picture on Willow Poetry , as part of her What do you see I thought of this piece written some years back.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Feb 26, 2019 @ 18:17:31

    Wonderful sis!


  2. Bobby Fairfield
    Feb 26, 2019 @ 18:18:18

    Great picture, hope I haven’t ruined it with my retelling of an old story at http://bobfairfield.org/2019/02/26/what-do-you-see-feb-26-2019/


  3. Hélène - Willow Poetry
    Feb 26, 2019 @ 22:23:02

    A heartwarming story Willow, thank you for sharing it. The essence of love permeates the world, in strange ways it lives and it does come to us. I could see myself reading this story in front of the fire, children listening with awe in their eyes.


  4. Opinionated Man
    Feb 27, 2019 @ 03:10:34

    I wish people would stop taking photos of me…


  5. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 27, 2019 @ 04:00:23

    If you think of this in the context of some of Trump’s recent behaviour, it is extremely poignant, Willow.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 27, 2019 @ 10:03:56

      I can see that now you have mentioned it Robbie. It’s a total work of fiction set in another world and I wrote it long for Trump was even a bad dream! Yet it , as you say it resonates with that man and the state of the world. In fact if you set Teresa May as the wicked witch those who want to stay in Europe would say it is a tale of the near future. I must say I do not agree with that view of Brexit. 💜💜💜


  6. robtkistner
    Feb 27, 2019 @ 18:37:41

    This is an engaging piece Willow, enjoyable to read. Works well with the visual. I just discovered Hélène’s site so I wrote and posted my first piece. I enjoy reading work written to the inspiration of visual!


    • willowdot21
      Feb 27, 2019 @ 19:35:55

      Hi Rob this story is part of one I wrote some years back. Thank you for reading . Funnily this week was the first time I had written for this prompt too. If you like visual prompts there are, plenty I can recommend two. Sue Vincent’s #writephoto on every Thursday at https://scvincent.com/ and Kat Myrman’s Twittering Takes every Tuesday at https://katmyrman.com/ 💜


  7. Jordy
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 19:44:20

    Great story, Willow!


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  9. Dorinda Duclos
    Mar 05, 2019 @ 01:39:52

    A wonderful response to the prompt, Willow! ❤


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