Healing By Sunset

Camping Sunset

Healing By Sunset

In a moment, promises splinter

And become nothing to me –

Another’s word, I discover,

Is counterfeit currency.

Shards of those promises broken

Rake across my skin;

Evidence of our affliction

With traits characteristically human.

The wrongs of the day

Settle on the shadowed horizon;

The potential of a clean slate

Illuminated by the setting sun.

City Sunset
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26 thoughts on “Healing By Sunset

  1. suzicate April 5, 2012 / 9:32 AM

    “promises splinter” is a powerful image. I love this!

    • jannatwrites April 5, 2012 / 8:21 PM

      Thanks, SuziCate. A beautiful sunset and a good night’s rest work wonders.

  2. Jonesingafter40 April 5, 2012 / 10:40 AM

    Very nice. I felt myself relaxing as I read through to the end. 🙂

    • jannatwrites April 5, 2012 / 8:22 PM

      Exactly how I wanted it, Jonesing. Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. pattyabr April 5, 2012 / 11:14 AM

    nice 🙂

    • jannatwrites April 5, 2012 / 8:23 PM

      Thanks! I appreciate you taking time to read and comment on it, Patty!

  4. newwhitebear April 5, 2012 / 11:58 AM

    powerful images flow with the words.
    Beautiful poetry

    • jannatwrites April 5, 2012 / 8:23 PM

      Thanks for reading my poem, Newwhitebear. I appreciate your visits 🙂

  5. nrhatch April 5, 2012 / 11:58 AM

    Beautiful. People often let us down . . . nature lifts us back up. Thanks, Janna. 😀

    • jannatwrites April 5, 2012 / 8:26 PM

      I like the way you put that, Nancy! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comment.

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge April 5, 2012 / 3:13 PM

    you wrote down exactly how it feels: “Shards of those promises broken

    Rake across my skin”. Well done

    • jannatwrites April 5, 2012 / 8:28 PM

      Thanks, Phil. It felt that bad yesterday as I dealt with the disappointment, but now it sounds a bit overdramatic. See? The sunset ushered in a new day/new frame of mind 🙂

  7. Debbie April 6, 2012 / 7:46 AM

    Well said, beautifully captured!

    • jannatwrites April 6, 2012 / 3:02 PM

      Thanks, Debbie. Maybe dramatic, but it wasn’t a good time for me:)

  8. Carl D'Agostino April 6, 2012 / 7:58 AM

    Healing by sunset as by meaning time or as by meaning source ? Perhaps both.

    • jannatwrites April 6, 2012 / 3:02 PM

      It could be both, Carl. I wrote it with source in mind, but I like that it has a dual meaning. Purely accidental, though 🙂

  9. Sandra April 6, 2012 / 9:35 AM

    Beautiful poem! Tragic imagery countered by optimism in resolution, so nicely partnered with your beautiful pictures! I heart!

    • jannatwrites April 6, 2012 / 3:05 PM

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Sandra. I have been saving those pictures for a couple months, for just the right post.

    • jannatwrites April 6, 2012 / 3:07 PM

      Thanks, Carol Ann. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. I hope you are doing well…

  10. pattisj April 6, 2012 / 11:04 PM

    I love that photo, Janna! Nice poem, too.

    • jannatwrites April 7, 2012 / 6:42 PM

      Thanks, Patti! I appreciate you stopping by to read it.

  11. judithhb April 12, 2012 / 3:22 PM

    Perfect photos and prose. Well done.

    • jannatwrites April 16, 2012 / 6:33 PM

      Thanks, Judith. I appreciate you stopping by to give it a read!

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