the love is gone
i need to get my butt out of here now
innocence openly displayed
the naivete is heartwarming
adventures and giggles galore
the carefree laughter of yesteryears
oh, how i wish i could return…
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yes, that’s who we surely are
emboldened with strength
we just need to believe it
that we’re symbols of power
Bored, I knotted the cloth strip into a bow. The music channel the cabbie was listening to was dull, but I guess “to each his own.” My taste was different, and it showed in my style.
I picked up the file on my client to burn time. “Annoying fly!” I uttered as I aimed for his butt. That’s when I noticed the window sign – PLEASE DO NOT KILL ANY LIVING THING. Thankfully, it continued to buzz around. I tried to disguise my anxiety as the driver swung around.
“How dare you swat at my Sugar Bell!” said the driver.
entering the home
warrior’s day has ended
the battle was lost
directing us towards our home
we are lost no more
swirling thoughts of detraction
in this angsty subversion
finally much-needed action
all to my satisfaction
Amidst all this chaos, I felt hope. The accident meant Pop couldn’t hurt me anymore. Walking under the tree branches towards the hospital steps, I smiled.
The hanging chart said he’d flat-lined once already; now, he’s comatose. Hopefully, he got his financial matters sorted out. Giving everyone their slice of the wealth pie won’t be easy in this family. I’ll need to stay to make sure it is all worked out.
First, breakfast – a scrambled egg, and some coffee. How careless of me to neglect my needs. I guess I’m used to it being around takers all my life.
It’s been wonderful to share this weekly challenge with the readers and participants. Every week there was an excitement about what I would present, what would thrill the writers and the words it inspired. It was fun! But as they say “All good things come to an end.” How appropriate this is the last day of the calendar year so that we can end it on this recap.
Be safe and happy today! I look forward to each and every one of you in 2020!