EDC Shorts: lines – prose – ‘poetry’ #21

Life’s Light


Grey autumn day

clouds as far as eyes can see

breeze swept trees shake off leaves

smoke swirls from log-fired chimneys


Arm in arm they walk

snuggled close to share their warmth

each complete with one another

for them there is no other


The path they tread now clear ahead

past diversions left behind them

a footstep from the door they pause

embrace give looks that say it all


The key their love he sweeps her up

lips touch across the threshold

life’s light within first sign of spring

winter closed the door behind them

Please No- Eric/EDC Writing

This a nice surprise for me to wake up to on a wet and windy UK morning – thank you Christine for posting my words with such a telling image. Eric

Brave & Reckless

The kiss you put

on my lips

wipe off

I’m not that kind

you know it

The words you put

in my mouth

take out

yours not mine

why do it

The life you

sucked from me

spit it

no don’t

swallow please


Eric is an Englishman, living in Buckinghamshire, born in Birmingham, raised and schooled in Devon, near its Somerset and Dorset borders, 5 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.  Husband, father of two daughters, grandfather to two girls and two boys; known as a scientist. Now in transition scientist to writer, published as Eric Daniel Clarke in ‘The Box Under The Bed: an anthology of scary stories from 20 authors’. Further poetry and prose can be found at EDC Writing

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Forget Me Too- Eric (EDC Writing), Guest Barista

Coffee & poetry my kind of place … and yes I am pleasantly surprised to be of service too… Eric

Go Dog Go Café

I don’t remember everything

Dates and place escape me

Moments spent with you

Fade and forsake me too

Strange faces begin to haunt

With their smiles and tears

I still know I love you

Ask of you one thing

When I don’t know you

All our years forgotten

I beg forget me too

Let me forget to breathe


To read more of Eric’s writing, visit Believing Sight Unseen – EDC Writing

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