Searching

Tanya walked into the shop on her right. She had been browsing the mall stores for a gift of some kind for her sister’s birthday. Her sister was older than her and had very different tastes that Tanya. She walked over to where the puzzles were and thought of her Dad who had loved them… her sister, not so much. Tanya went to the bookstore about three doors down. Her sister was an avid reader and had a love for puzzle books. She browsed the bookstore and found a few things, then progressed to the video game store. She began to browse through the Nintendo DS games and found the game she knew her sister was looking for waiting in the used bin just for Tanya to find. She had gifts in hand and began the trip home to wrap them, hoping her sister would love them.

 

Written for Famdango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – browse

Doors

Another door slammed in my face,

Soon there will be nowhere left to go.

No one to talk to when things are rough.

No one to help making me feel useful.

I must just push too much,

Trying to force my way in;

Into any kind of a relationship.

Somewhere I can belong again.

I just need one more opening,

One more chance to get it right.

Maybe I won’t lose again.

Maybe I can find a friend

Who will open up and stay,

No matter how much I care.

So, I keep walking the hall

Looking for an open door,

Looking for you.

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – opening

Opal’s Eyes

she forgot things …

she blamed her eyesight

she blamed lack of sleep

she blamed old age

 

she began to not recognize things…

she thought she wasn’t home

she thought her family was never there

she thought the mirror showed a stranger

 

she wanted to find her husband one morning…

she walked a short distance

she walked in the cold

she walked until she collapsed

 

she succumbed to exposure

she will always be remembered

she will always be in our hearts

she will always be missed