A Simple Photo...

by J Lau   Jul 18, 2006


A simple photo
Glanced at by many
Seen through the lens
Of an individual

A single glimpse
Of a snow covered tree
Standing alone
In the freezing scene

Many claimed it's portrait
But never quite the same
Each with their own perspective
Captured through their own interpretation

Some expressed a sad lonely scene
Where time froze all living creatures
Chilling winds drifted off the photo
A land of lifeless emptiness

The contrasting view stood out like a rose
Displaying the beauty of a winter wonderland
Where the freshly covered tree
Glisten and shine it's glorious coat

Yet another photo presents a welcomed invitation
To all creatures young and old
A new paradise to be found
Of fresh white powder on the ground

But this one unique shot
Of a baby left to cry
Under this same lonely tree
Melted all the snow away

One single glimpse
One single photo
One single perspective
Saved one precious life

Life is like photography
Is a matter of perspective
There is no right or wrong point of view
But there's always another angle that you may have missed

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  • 11 years ago

    by x.Athame.x

    I did not care for this one as much. To me, the flow seemed off. But then again I tend to have a preference of simpler pieces of poetry. Still has a wonderful message, and I do like your style. Great job. *4/5

  • 11 years ago

    by Jenni Marie

    I loved this.
    Unique and original in concept, and it produced some thought provoking questions for me.
    I loved the imagery, I thought it was astounding.
    An excellent write.

  • 11 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    Something really worth reading.
    It was so true, i like the metaphor, how you used photo's representing life.
    You have talent,
    much love, Tara-Kay

  • 11 years ago

    by Cattiebrie

    Excellent! not much to say so i will vote instead. 5/5

  • 11 years ago

    by Cindy

    This is a wonderful write. I really enjoyed the meaning you gave at the end.