Denial

Don’t look at me that way. Turn off that pitying face. I don’t want your sympathetic stare. I want you to see ME.   Don’t tell me you know. Nobody knows. I don’t want you thinking you do, when you don’t.   Don’t say I need help. I’m coping. I don’t want you assuming I’m […]

The Last Act

 

I’m an actor on the stage,

aren’t we all?

Playing our role in life –

awaiting the next curtain call.

 

Navigating different landscapes,

we adapt to the set.

Might sound melodramatic –

but my acting days under threat.

 

Pain inside is worse now,

the location’s in my lung.

Tragedy wasn’t my genre –

there are stories left unsung.

 

I was meant to see my daughter wed

and eat her wedding cake.

My grandson’s still so little,

I’ll not see him graduate.

 

But what’s the point in being gloomy?

I’m here to entertain.

It’s important to enjoy life;

I’ll just keep singing in the rain.

 

You see life is a stage set

and I’m nearing the last act.

‘Til then I’ll go on inspiring,

I’ve an audience to attract!

 

In response to the daily word prompt cake

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End Days

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She’s starting to falter.

Colours less vivid;

weaker,

as vibrancy leaves her.

Reflections of Autumn

fading and wasting,

losing defences;

the job of dying commences.

Cold days arrive

as she fights to survive;

shedding last remnants,

she shivers.

Saplings getting stronger –

surround her.

Shielding and warming,

hoping to restore.

Wind is howling

a farewell swan song;

echoes around them –

She has gone.

 

Spring

Saplings are growing –

on soil she rests upon.

She’s nourishing,

feeding them;

and so she lives on.

 

I think we all live on in the people we leave behind – family, friends and even casual acquaintances. We hold on a to a little part of everyone we meet.

In response to the daily word prompt shiver

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