Walls ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #45

Outer Wall, Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
I sense a world
Beyond a wall
I cannot see
Cannot breach

Tantalizingly near
Excruciatingly remote
Intangibly real
Exquisitely beautiful

A mote
In the corner of one eye
Visible only
In the periphery
Invisible looking straight on

But then
Every now and again
I awake on the other side
With the shock
Of a body blow

In another world
A world that makes sense
While an old familiar world
On the other side
Of a vaporous wall
Suddenly, makes no sense at all

Tearing the fabrics of realities
Called back to the other side
Safe behind the solid wall
Which disappears

And then
Back in this world
The reality blow fading
Into a fractured memory
Like waking from a dream

Once again a world
Beyond a wall
I cannot see
Cannot breach

Then hide
The wall between
Me and me

I am always choosing
Which side of the wall
I wish to be on
Which world is mine

I remember
And wonder
Am I
The only one

Outside the Wall
Wat Pho
Grand Palace
Bangkok, Thailand

Taken during travels, 1995

Last week we explored castles… This week? Let’s get over the wall — or not — real or metaphorical. Or find something else in this image of the wall ringing Wat Pho and the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sunday mornings.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or an image
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • Place the challenge’s Pic (if you use it for inspiration) and Word prominently in your post
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

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Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Last week’s challenge: Castles

Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States of America
Challenge #44 ~ Castles
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #44 was Castles, along with this photograph of the fabulous hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park.

Two lovely responses this week. Thank you! =)