Poetic Thursday: The Hitchhiker

Once again this week, I’m participating in Poetic Thursday with Pam and her two “boys” over at Two Spoiled Cats.

Each Thursday, they provide a photo as inspiration and invite their readers to write a poem, based on the photo, and share it in comments on the blog post the following Thursday.

This is the photo for today’s poem:

And here is my poem:

The Hitchhiker

We look at this picture and feel sadness and fear
and can’t help but wonder how you came to be here.

Bad people, bad choices, or no fault of your own?
Family? Friends? Do they know you’re alone?

Your pile of belongings there by your side;
will you trust anyone who offers a ride?

Or….maybe the scene is about to start,
And you’re just an actress playing the part?

If you’d like to see “Angel Sammy’s” poem, as well as those submitted by Pam’s readers, you can visit her blog here.

~These Days Of Mine~


7 responses to “Poetic Thursday: The Hitchhiker

  1. Well done! It was a difficult photo to put words to in one respect as most of us wouldn’t DREAM of doing this these days…..but lots of people have memories of the days when this may not have been “wise”, but was not unusual to do. So glad you’re having fun with us on Thursdays!

    Hugs, Pam

  2. super poem!!! I think we all have a special feeling while watching this girl…

  3. You captured very descriptive thoughts about that photo in your poem. Good job!

  4. Kudos Dianna! A beautifully written thought provoking poem.

  5. it is the type of image that makes you wonder … & I hope you keep exploring this new talent !

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I agree with Marshall about keep exploring this talent, You are good. I like the poem.

  7. You have a such a talent with words – now expanded to poetry I’m enjoying your Thursday entries. I do wonder about her circumstances and the outcome for her.

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