Risen from ruins or how many poetry prompts have I missed?

Risen from Ruins” was the title of the national anthem of the former German Democratic Republic which ceased to exist 30 years ago. Blimey, is it really that long ago. I can’t believe it. And I also can’t believe what Europe and the world has become since. But I won’t go there…

I feel a little like “risen from ruins” because somehow a month went by and I just forgot all about poetry and Carol Anne’s challenge. My head is a jungle to stay with the musical theme. Tonight the husband is off to see his son play with his band. I do dog sitting duty and take the time to write a little poetry. Here are Carol Anne’s prompts for the last four weeks:

1. scattered dreams
2. relax and breathe

3. Birdsong
4. taking a trip

scattered dreams

a better life

more fulfilling work

finding me

all but

scattered dreams


relax and breathe

deep inside of me

everlasting peace and love

relax and breathe



Each morning they chatter

little brown fellas

with white and black specks

their world

full of grains and seeds

in mine

no need for

an alarm…

Taking a trip

taking a trip

to lalaland

or maybe

to fantastica.

The white dragon

still flies

but the princess

is long gone…

Have you ever read anything by Michael Ende? He was one of my most favourite authors as a child and teenager and if you do not know his books I encourage you to read them. They are very enlightening for adults too :-).

And with this I end this strange post. And guess what: I started with a song and finish it with one too: The Neverending Story





Author: πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Bee Halton

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ bi~lingual: English/German, future Pirate, elder in training, learner of code and other pearls of wisdom, rebel for life, thinker, 🌻 πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Poetess, Blogger β˜• πŸ’‘ happily married 2 best husband in world 🌎 & 🌼 proudly owned by a rescue greyhound. πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί

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