Sunday, 7 February 2016

Milestone #poetry #blind

To look back on
Good or bad
Memories lodged
Last three months
Full of milestones
Few bringing joy
Most weighed heavy
Milestones like millstones
Bringing life down
Not out; just down
Until now
Opportunity knocks
And come what may
This milestone
Is a change point
Light in the dark
Hope for the lost
A milestone


I usually write very ordered, rhyming and rhythmic poetry. This was a chance to try something new and it worked for me because I can't share the truth, not yet.  I'm glad to link up at The Prompt where we're all trying new writing challenges.


  1. This is so beautiful. It expresses a lot of what I've been going through too. I also like thatit ends on a positive note.

    1. Thanks, it just flowed straight onto the page and I was surprised by it's intesity

  2. Isn't 'the prompt' a great linky, especially as it gets you trying new things. I struggled to find time to write anything for milestone, but this is a great poem. I really like 'milestones like millstones, bringing life down, not out; just down' It can be like that sometimes can't it? Hope the 'change point' is a postive one :)

    1. It's a brilliant linky, I'm so pleased I found it. Thanks for the lovely comment

  3. I love this, it takes us on quite a journey from being brought down to finding hope. Like Amy, I particularly like 'milestones like millstones'. Such a powerful image. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt, wonderful to have you join in. And, so sorry it's taken me so long to get over and comment, I was away for the weekend, without wifi (*shudders*)!

  4. Such a powerful poem beautifully written. The Prompt certainly gives you the opportunity to get out of your writing comfort zone.