What are Ozlandish Writings?

From July 2010 to December 2014 we ran OZLAND PICTURE STORIES as described below. Sadly though the number of writers reduced over the years and we decided to call it a day. We leave these as a record of the good times we had.

Are "You" ready to challenge your writing skills? Then participate in our OZLAND Picture Stories writing series at The Ozland Art Gallery.

Each month a new picture will be picked, from our OZLAND Artist of the Month collection, with different themes. Your goal is to write a 500-1000 word... poem... essay... or story about the picture picked. This is a chance for you to challenge your writing skills each month. Story can be written in ANY genre... sci fi... romance... ghost... fantasy... fiction... non-fiction... biography... mystery... historical... whatever your writing genre... feel free to experiment. Send your writing inworld to Sven Pertelson as a notecard to have it included on the web site. We meet at the The Ozland Art Gallery each Wednesday at Noon and 6pm SLT to read the latest submissions on voice. More Information

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cry of a Lost Child - By Lillian Morpork

Black as a raven's wing,
Darker than midnight,
There is a fearsome thing
Taking away all light.
Moon behind clouds hiding,
There is no starlight;
Alone, to myself I cling,
Cow'ring in fright.

What is that distant sound?
What's coming near me?
Oh, how my heart does pound!
Will something hear me?
Huge trees are all around;
And 'neath every tree
Bush covers all the ground
Cover to hide me.

Hark! there's a well known voice,
Soothing away all fear.
Now does my heart rejoice,
My Mother is here!
I made an ill thought choice,
And did not stay near.
Harked not to her sweet voice
And ended here.

Now safe in her arms I rest,
Trusting in her love.
I know in her I'm blest
By our Father above.
Treasure by far the best
Is my Mother's love.
Peace now pervades my breast
Soft as a dove.

Safely at home once more
With my heart aglow,
I've learned a lesson sore;
Now I surely know,
I'll never again ignore
The words "Do not go"!
I'll ask if it's safe before
Wond'ring I go.

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