Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wouldn't You

The life she lived was terribly cruel.
The dust came in and crowded.
The air she did have was full of fresh.
She held her baby close.
It was this that kept her going.
Hot fires and coal were all she knew,
til he came to town.
He'd drink on the porch
while she rocked in the chair.
Not much was said,
just looks through the smoke.
When the season was over,
he took her hand.
She walked with him down the trail.
The baby smiled as they got in his car.
Never would they return.
As the years went by,
she told her story.
That Mountain is dark.
The memories too.
Only she made it out
and so can you.

~ JC ~

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(I imagined her taking care of the boarding house.
She had been there her whole life.
Her husband was probably gone
 or, she left him for this new man.
 Either way, she got out of there and started new.
Wouldn't you...)


Remington said...

Very touching....

Helen said...

You composed a beautiful story ...

Tess Kincaid said...

This is lovely.

clairz said...

This is really very haunting. I read it yesterday and it is still on my mind.

Steve Isaak said...

Solid, character-true piece.

Tumblewords: said...

Strong and touching!

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...


There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals