Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Six Sentence Stories

Posted Wednesday October 12




Her mother holds her, feeds her, cleans and dresses her;
 always there for every need.

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One moment the warmth of the womb, 
the next a strange new place, 
for she’s in the springtime of her life.

In the summer of her life she blossoms, blooms 
and brings into this world a child of her own. 

Weary with work she looks forward to the future, 
for now it’s the autumn of her life and 
her child is now a mother too.

In the winter of her life, 
she gazes at the world through unfamiliar windows
 unsure of where or who she is.

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Her daughter holds her, feeds her, cleans and dresses her;
 always there for every need.


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22 comments:

  1. Wow! Moving. And sadly accurate.

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    1. Not the ending I would wish for though Darla!

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  2. Oh Keith! This was just excellent! So true of our life cycles and how the child becomes the caretaker of the parent, or at least loving children do, remembering what their parents did for them. I am aghast at children who abandon their parents with little contact, even if the necessary physical help is being provided for. Growing old is not so much fun.

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    1. Fortunately I am part of a very close family.WE are not all so lucky. Thanks Josie

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  3. Life, summed up in six very well written sentences!

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    1. ...sadly not for everybody. Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. And love reigns supreme. Beautiful piece.

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  5. so beautiful, lovely and it is complete in six sentences.

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  6. This is beautiful. I often think of the seasons as a metaphor for life. Winter comes to all of us, which is maybe why summer is still my favorite season. (I'm trying to embrace fall, if you know what I mean).

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    1. I know exactly what you mean Val. I'm desperately trying to stop my leaves falling!

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  7. Spot on. Moving and touching.

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