If Only I’d Known…

Choices made without a map

Expectations ingrained of future success and happiness

Blind to destiny’s hand


Antagonist rises

Igniting the embers

Smoke slowly overwhelms


Red flags wave in random moments

Unheeded by innocent eyes

Firestorm builds


Reactive mind shuts down

Enduring the backdraft

Unable to control the surging waves


Until the courage to fight fire with fire emerges

Willing to lose all

To rise from the ashes


Isn’t it ironic! To lose is to win.


V.J. ‘s Challenge: Irony

Patrick’s Challenge: Fire


About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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10 Responses to If Only I’d Known…

    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Lindy. That photo is of a brush fire a few weeks ago that I could see from my balcony. A bit scary to see it so close to our neighborhood. Everything was tinder dry then.


  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    Very ironic – and I can so relate to this. Didn’t know I had it in me to survive until I was faced with such struggle – then the fire came out. Love it.

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  2. Love the turnaround. =)

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