Away (poem)

There is a weekly poetry prompt here – . This week’s prompt word is “away”. This is the first time I’ve submitted a poem here, but the prompt word sparked something off in me almost straight away, so I couldn’t resist! It inspired a Lewis Carroll-style bout of daydreaming… hope you enjoy.

Away from the bustle
Swinging through the trees
Chasing silly silverbacks
And cheeky chimpanzees

Away with the fairies
Up, off and away
Surfing midnight waves
On a silver breakfast tray

Away from all this
Soaring so high
Catching candy floss clouds
In a mackerel sky

Away from peeking eyes
Deep in a cave
Slaying the shadow spider
Feeling so brave

Led in the meadow
Feet in the stream
Not doing much,
But living the dream


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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

23 thoughts on “Away (poem)”

  1. “Surfing midnight waves / on a sliver breakfast tray”; “slaying the shadow spider” – this poem reminded me of one my mother wrote a long time ago. It is light, escapist and…away. Pretty!

    1. Some write serious poetry seriously well, or beautiful poetry beautifully… I work more in the realms of light and escapist, so thank you! Glad to have inspired a happy memory

      1. Thanks for the encouragement! I was trying to write a set of science poems while we did a cross-country trip. Didn’t get very far, but may go back to them now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I can’t even begin to say how I love your animal imagery here! It’s used to a powerful effect. It’s a very rich and imaginative poem, an excellent piece ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I feel like writing now.

    like diving in my mind for all the dreams
    I haven’t dreamt yet
    and for all the dreams
    I could dream again.

    And that’s what I am going to do now!
    When a muse writes it strikes another person – even if it turns out as something as simple as this.

    Your poem totally got me and … well I think the little poem which you inspired me to writeexplains everything else ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing your poem with us!

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