Vis Dare Challenge # 9 – Alone



I avert my eyes from
looking at you
shedding your tears
that meld with the rain
and hit the ground
I do not cry
There is nothing
you can say
to make this right
leave me to my
I am alone, but I am
strong, just not today
or at this moment
my universe will heal
being without you
shall not let me
linger in this pain
I experience now
I don’t require
your penitence
I need to sit
gather thoughts
to toughen
to block
further weathering
to my heart
trust me
I’m a survivor
no need
to complicate it
any more with
your words
stop saying
you are sorry
I ask you
be silent
like the walls
on my part
assuming we
could be
more than
We can’t
you said
so life goes on
don’t stay
and beg
I won’t remain
as the monument
I will move on
without you

150 words – or less for

Friday Fiction 100 words Where will you take me



Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)

He startled me
in the beginning
reaching out to me
a strange land with
arm outstretched

Take hold of my hand
though it seems
forbidding I shall show
you where to go
I heard him speak

I am anchored unlike you
but I know what
you seek
I am willing
to show you the way
do not be frightened

He was cold but yet
frigid solidified
but still
comforting reassuring
asking to trust myself

I was led as I held
this hand of a statue
led to believe that
anything is possible
I just had to trust

I took…I did