Better Days – FWF prompt

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With such an interesting photo from Kellie on her Free Write Friday prompt, I felt that it had been too long that I let life’s challenges keep me from posting. I encourage all to check out her site and enjoy the other posts:

http://kellieelmore.com/2013/08/16/fwf-free-write-friday-image-prompt-10/

John sat quietly thinking
Of many days gone by
Trying to give perspective
To things now meeting his eye.

So many years of hard work
Taken away without loyalty
Owners sold out for profit
No jobs left for any to see.

Pride brings him out of the house
Seldom to see his old friends
So many moved away from here
John remains, on knees he bends.

Memories cannot be taken
Even with no work to be found
But he’ll give you a thoughtful smile
As he once again comes around.

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20 Responses to Better Days – FWF prompt

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    listening…you just know this gentleman is remembering…..
    such a quiet and warm way you wrote about being humble within grace
    Beautiful…
    Take Care…
    )0(
    maryrose

  2. night owl says:

    It’s good to see you back writing again.

  3. Good to hear from you Gray. How many of us are thinking his thoughts today? Work just for a little something only to end up with nothing.

  4. Phyllis Sears says:

    So so great to see you writing once again; great poem; very thoughtful and very true. Hope all is well with you. Hugs and Smiles

  5. seanbidd says:

    So much experience to the expression, something differ within each line to ponder on, and absorb.

  6. Suzanne says:

    Nice. You treat this man with the dignity he deserves.

  7. Lesley says:

    Glad to see your back writing again… Hope all is well..
    big hugs πŸ˜‰

  8. I am happy to have you back! So nice to read your lovely work again. I like the fact that you gave his perspective and wrote it as though we could read his mind and his reflections on things. Nice read. Thank you.
    Don’t be a stranger ♥

  9. xxkultuur says:

    Heartfelt and touching. There is real human connection here. An emotion we all feel but at times are too tired or discouraged to express. You’ve captured John gracefully and with empathy.

  10. Colline says:

    I enjoyed reading your response.

  11. neenslewy says:

    Wow – straight to the heart of John. A sad tale and yet he seems full of strength. I liked these lines;
    Memories cannot be taken
    Even with no work to be found

  12. neenslewy says:

    Good to read your work again – it feels like a while. Keep your pen in πŸ™‚

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