Structure: Weekly Photo Challenge

Animate or inanimate

In common they have

a skeleton

a framework

A structure.

The delicate flower,

an intricate web,

Veins on the leaves,

and bark being shed

all elements essential 

or a trees not a tree, 

nor a flower a flower

a leaf would be but a pulpy mess

Thank heavens for structure.


A building project must have structure too

A skeleton which holds the cladding

Stops the roof falling

A builder and all who reside inside

Thank heavens for structure.

Creative works have structure too 

Although such different works 

A science fiction versus historical fiction

elements of structure 

the use of time

was similar

An artist too has structure 

although to a mortal it just looks a mess

Once written off to the supervisor the thesis goes

At times

I hated Structure.

Whether it be human or dinosaur 

our structural element 

our skeleton

is different yet the same

and as it holds my skin in shape

and believe me, 

it’s wrinkly enough

I thank the heavens

For structure.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to Structure: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Sandra says:

    Great shots. I especially liked the tree bark.


  2. Pingback: Structure: Hook of Holland | What's (in) the picture?

  3. Shibin Dinesh says:

    Nice photos! Good choice for the challenge.

    Liked by 1 person

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