A Whispered Word. It’s a 6.

She cried when she wrote the words, words she sometimes wrote, on the days she felt the need. The white did not crinkle or wrinkle, it would not tear, it stemmed the flood current of emotion, until the calm took seed.

She dried her eyes when she remembered, the day was not forever, she dried her eyes, for soon it’d be tomorrow. The memory of the day would fade, peace would reign once more, so ’til next time, she’d box up all the sorrow.

She tried year after year, after year, not to let down her guard. And year after year, after year, she tried not to cry so hard.

37 thoughts on “A Whispered Word. It’s a 6.

  1. ladysighs September 15, 2022 / 6:41 am

    You know how much I like your story/rhyme. I wish I had written it. 🙂

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  2. Spira September 15, 2022 / 6:56 am

    Watering seeds of memories is not mandatory but when it comes from within, then
    …it keeps them alive.
    People often expect us to cry in a way and intensity they see fit for the occasion…in the way they relate themselves to the occasion…trick is not to take that bait, isn’t it?

    So, floodgates open, guard down, whatever the action is…as long as it is yours.
    Yours and the plant’s you are watering.

    A 6 whispered and heard!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 15, 2022 / 11:04 pm

      “…as long as it is yours.” And that is all that matters, Nick, isn’t it?

      Thank you.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 15, 2022 / 11:16 pm

      I’m sorry it saddens you, C.
      I was, at the moment writing it. Certain anniversaries, regardless of the years past, can evoke the memory that ignites the emotion.

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  3. UP September 15, 2022 / 11:04 am

    a lovely blend of prose and poetry. nice.

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  4. Liz H September 15, 2022 / 9:10 pm

    Another turn of the wheel, another trip around the sun, grief breathes out, then in again, and another season crests and breaks…

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 15, 2022 / 11:21 pm

      It is there always, at every season, for all of us. So right, Liz – the turning of the wheel.

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  5. clark September 16, 2022 / 7:53 am

    old saying: Regret is the price we willingly pay to remain unchanged despite our better, if not intermittent, drive to evolve.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 18, 2022 / 2:55 pm

      Ah, Bernadette. Thank you.
      No mistake. Her sadness manifests on an anniversary of loss.
      A moment in time. Remembered.

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge September 19, 2022 / 6:23 am

          No, Bernadette! Not “my bad!”. I should be saying that to you.
          I love reading comments when people tell me their interpretation of a piece or how it made them feel.
          It’s an open window showing me a different perspective 😊

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  6. Marian Green September 20, 2022 / 2:04 pm

    The wonderful repetition in this piece adds to the poetry of it and brings lots of emotion. For me there’s a sadness, but not total, as we know it’s going to lift.
    Well written.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge September 20, 2022 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you, Marian. I appreciate your feedback. I’ve not employed repetition much in my poetry, but this one seemed to insist on it.
      You have, in fact, captured the essence of the piece.
      Thank you.


      • Marian September 21, 2022 / 2:51 pm

        Happy to give feedback .

        the repetition works marvellously in this piece and you should use it more as you have a feeling for the right place.
        It doesn’t work when forced and your words had a natural flow.

        I’m happy that you thinking I managed to get to the essence.

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