old and rusty

wrung round with wire
old and tired
barbed and worn
by the years passed by

crusted orange brown
it once stood guard
surrounded and protected
its own
its place
this fence

but now
oh sad and lonely one
if tears you could shed
you would
though crusted
by time
and weather
you stand still sentinel
at that place
you call your own

© Jan Stead JEMproductions

Border Protection

Currently unavailable for purchase

When I viewed “Border Protection”, a stunning work by BevW, words began to fill my head as the emotions and imagination moved.
This small piece in no way seeks to copy or even emulate that of adgray, whose wonderful ‘bubbler inspired poetry’ inspires us all.

I have simply given you what I received and would encourage you to look at Bev’s wonderful profile and the artwork that inspired these few words.


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An avid photographer, both still and moving, since I was 10 years old, I later discovered and developed a particular love of macro, which is now one of my main genres. More recently, however, my repertoire has broadened to include stained glass windows and particularly the stunning beauty of outback New South Wales and South, Australia.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Creation, captured and presented here for you.

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  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    Beautifully written and very visual, which of course is what it is supposed to be, Great!!!!!

  • Thank you Hilary. I’m glad you like it. : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous piece, Jan!!! :)))
    Sopowerful and evocative – wow!!!

    N :)

  • Thank you Nat….I return the ‘wow!!!’ with my heartfelt appreciation for your moving praise.
    As this is a first for me, your comments are huge

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    Jan this is wonderful and so humbling – to think my photo inspired this work – you are brilliant in so many ways – I do hope you realise this – thank you sincerely.

  • Thank you Bev. You don’t know how pleased/relieved I am that you approve, let alone like it!!
    Your comments not only blow me away, but affirm me…that I can do this!

    Thank you so much. Indeed I am humbled by your praise!

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 6 years ago

    Love this Jan. Well written.

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