Saturday, April 14, 2012

I see you.

Bloggers have the opportunity to interact with each other using link-ups, challenges and blog hops.  I participate in a couple of writing challenges because they give me a chance to stretch a little.

This writer's challenge caught my eye. From Jenny Matlock's blog, a Saturday word challenge:

The prompt this week is: "Why oh why oh why..."
Number of words: 100 PLUS the five words of the prompt for a maximum word count of 105
Style of writing: Query



Jenny Matlock


So when I am asked about the biggest "why" in my life, I think of Jon.


You came in the middle of the night and you left the same way. You weren’t exactly a blessing in the beginning, coming on the eve of divorce. But you were cute, and I grew to love you.  You had a knack for living large with big dreams, and I became a believer. I did not know you deeply nor understand your wildness. I’m thankful that you made me laugh in the midst of my frustrations. Why oh why oh why did I not get you until it was too late? Your candle snuffed out too soon, but I see you now.  I see you.

Laurel. 'Nuf said.

17 comments:

  1. Excellent writing, so touching,real and then so very sad !

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    1. Thank you Nonna for visiting my little corner of the blogosphere! Laurel

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  2. Intriguing and evocative.
    Good job!

    =)

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  3. You made me feel it. Great job.

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    1. Thanks gail...I loved your post today too.

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  4. So few words that prompt so many questions. Well done.

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  5. I have had these same feelings about a dear a wonderful friend to died way to young. This is a beautiful and touching piece.

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  6. Laurels :

    I just nominated you for a Sunshine Award. Check it out at Chubby Chatterbox.

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    1. Wow....thank you!! My first. I will go check it out!!!

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  7. I love the threads of the people in my life. Some are short threads, others throughout. Great post!

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  8. Very touching and very sad, any candle that gets snuffed too soon is a great big WHY in my world.

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  9. Very good and oh so interesting. Makes me want to know more, ha.

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  10. This was so moving. Great writing. laurie @ http://dealingwithmyinnercritic.blogspot.com/

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  11. Laurel, this was beautiful and touching.

    Makes me both want to know more and to hug you at the same time!

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Very powerful writing.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It's been 20 years since I lost Jon...somedays it seems like yesterday, and somedays it seems like forever ago. That's the way loss is. He was a cutie though:)

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Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate all those who share and leave their comments very much. Laurel

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