Throwback Friday – Life’s Light – Eric (EDC Writing)

Life’s light felt right to post again over at the Cafe…

Go Dog Go Café

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


EDC, an Englishman, a scientist, retired fellow, now writing, as is, whatever briefly comes into his head. Can be found blogging as ‘EDC Writing -Believing Sight Unseen’ at

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Promises – Poem and a line

He a man untied

to time or anything

beyond accepted promises


She his curved ball

provokes imagination

believes she can be his


Conscience slips and slides

everyday more blind

to all he’ll leave behind


As he sleeps he stares

sees her in his darkness

light rolls back their years


Love beyond words

felt though unheard

their promises unbroken




He remembers, she too… will always


The Day Before Or After

When did you decide

no one on one with him

the day before or after

you said you couldn’t wait


When did you decide

to mess up bad his mind

the day before or after

you said you never would


When did you decide

you’d made a big mistake

the day before or after

he said he understood


When did you decide

you didn’t need to cry

the day before or after

he wiped away your tears


When did you decide

you’d always love him

the day before or after

he said ‘I love you’



Selected from ‘EDC Shorts’ for publication in ‘Lines of Cause’  September 2019.