The poison of tranquil is beckoning,

As our world falls apart, 

The colourless violence screams,

Tired and drooping, our eyes long to see the blues and the greens.

Shouldn’t reality be real? 

This faux truth is sickening, 

A forbidden hibernation is welcoming. 

An illusion of tranquil swallows the pain,

Can you see them now?

Those few trees, as they gather around a serene pond, 



Like old friends during a school break. 

The breathing evens out,

And the scars run to hide,

The eyes drink the sweet nectar of light,

And the ears sleep to the music of the night,

Sung by the babbles of the ghost pond. 

But the time flies by too fast. 

The visions blur and the happy place melts,

Expelling us back into this sinking world,

With memories of warmth and a promise of another lull. 

© YellowStylo

For Sue Vincent’s #writephoto challenge.



  1. lemonjooz · March 9

    Hi, I “reblogged” your post but all links and resources will point back directly to your site. Hope that’s ok. I’m searching for those blogs that resonate with me as per my “sticky post.” 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sue Vincent · March 9

    You paint a hardsh picture of how we see our world…

    Liked by 1 person

    • yellowstylo · March 9

      Finding solace in writing during these tough times 🙂 thanks for reading


      • Sue Vincent · March 9

        Writing often helps, especially when th world seems a bleak place to be. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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  4. Michele Jones · March 13

    So true. If only we could see the world like the picture more often than as it truly is.

    Liked by 1 person

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