Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ethereal?

Man.

I tried and tried to be clever and come up with something about little kids fighting over Lucky Charms...

you know...ummm... cereal?

ummm...

blush...

Instead I was forced to write something serious.

And moderately depressing.

Be assured this is fiction written for the word prompt 'ethereal'.

Everything is good with Mr. Jenny.

And, sadly, we are nowhere near close to winter here in HeatStrokeVille, Arizona.

Read other offerings using the same word prompt by simply clicking here.

Ahem.

Here's my hundred words.




Standing in the winter air
Believing things that just aren’t there.
Misreading things in time and space.
This fall is hard…
…this fall from grace.
Standing in the winter sun
scarce believing things you’ve done.
Don’t you see my weeping face?
This fall is hard.
…this fall from grace.
Can’t you see me dissolving here
like forest mist?
Can’t you care?
I’m waiting in the winter light
Pretending things will be all right.
A wisp of heart and soul and face…
This fall is hard…
…this fall from grace.
To not be loved is no disgrace…
This fall is hard…
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13 comments:

Lissa said...

this sounds sad like a country song of sorts.

hope you're having a good day.

pasqueflower said...

Beautiful heartbreaking poem.
I don't know how you tolerate the heat in AZ.

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Feeling sad ?
Writing seems so...
hope it is all creative energy and you are perky and happy...
I'm never perky and happy so
hope you are your wonderful self.
Thanks for sharing
Peace
Siggi

H said...

Very sad poem - nicely written :)

Gail said...

Well done!

Stay cool.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Lovely, but yes.. sad. You have a gift, and that is for certain. I truly don't know how you tolerate the heat where you live. This sweltering August is about to get the best of me, here in central MO! -Tammy

Janie Junebug said...

That's beautiful, Jenny.

Love,
Janie

Busy Bee Suz said...

Thank you for letting me know up front that everything was ok with you both. :)
YOU are a tremendously talented writer. I'm sure you've been told that before, but I am a repetitive kind of person. YOU rock.

Rita said...

Yes, it could be a song!
Sounds so sad, but beautifully expressed.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Very good poem! This definitely could be a song. :)

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I'm trying to leave you a comment but it won't except my password. I'll try again. Your poem is lyrical and heartfelt. Your writing is poignant and descriptive. Thanks for sharing! Tia

Pat Tillett said...

Sad and good Jenny!
You are a very good writer...

Amy said...

Beautifully melancholy. Sad is happy for deep people, right? ;)