Invisible Witness


Autumn, fall park. Wooden path towards the sun, light

Traveling on the afternoon’s s warm breeze,

time accedes to a gentler pace –

my breath held in anticipation…

Their graceful transit infatuating my senses.

Older and wiser as the lucky ones are,

time has grown patient with its willful charge –

young but full of promise,

tucked safely within their temporal shells.

Autumn, fall landscape. Sun shining through red leaves. Vintage photograph style

And – as is their fate,

our shellsΒ morphing with the passing years –

time’s endeavor unwavering:

to guide us along our path.

Though contrary to time’s noble wishes,

I dare reaching for its nimble host

in a vain attempt to suspend passage.

Undaunted, the wind slips between my fingers.

Autumn, fall trees. Sun shining through colorful leaves. Vintage

And though I grasp the futility of my act,

I’m compelled to answer an age old lover’s plea to try –

The curve Β of his smile known by heart,

I would gladly purchase eternity…

Relinquishing my breath at last,

the wind continues its journey while

whistling ever softly through the leaves.

A time honored song of hope and new beginnings.

Β©Brenda Baker 2016

38 comments on “Invisible Witness”

    1. Thank you for your beautiful words, Brigid. πŸ™‚ All photos are courtesy of It’s a great site that offers royalty free images for blogs etc. I love their site. πŸ™‚ Wishing you a beautiful day!

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  1. Both photos and prose probe and touch deeply the Heart of the one who views this post. Exemplary work, Brenda. Your images are breathtaking, and your words so deep it took me a few times to read them. Your poetry for me is felt more on the emotional level then on the intellectual level. I don’t really have to logistically understand to understand. Just phenomenal!! ❀

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    1. Your inspirational and beautiful words mean so much to me, Amy. Your comment gave me pause. I’m moved by your kindness. All that I write comes from my heart which tends to lead me more often than my head. I’m completely honored to know that you were able to connect with my words. Hugs to you, my beautiful friend. πŸ™‚

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