Graced by Her Face

It looked back at me

from an earlier time

Who is she?

The lips curled in a familiar smile

It was not so long ago

that we shared this face

come on a journey

with your fingers trace

Little ones holding hands

laughter filling the air

never put away

the love that you freely shared

 This was a practice piece for a portrait my mother did of my son and I.

 Memories fill the air when you look back on the past and who you once were.

Thanks to G-Man for hosting yet another week of Flash Fiction where the only thing that gets between you and a masterpiece is the number of words you are allotted. Happy Friday!

***To those of you who are faithful friends and writers – please forgive my absence over the past several months. I am in the midst of a major change. I am enjoying the life of a transient and though my writing abounds my time when a computer is available does not.


Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing and publishing in multiple genres (including education) in E. African for E. Africa. As a writer, it is a thrill to write for children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 13 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - my joy is in meeting you!

19 thoughts on “Graced by Her Face”

  1. This really touched my heart – I guess I connected to it as I have been going through boxes of photographs from my youth and my children when they were but babes….

    G-Man’s 55 words bring out the best, don’t they?


  2. MDW…
    Your support and loyalty and creativity has meant a
    lot . Once your life gets back on track, Fridays are
    always open to The Moondustwriter.
    Loved your 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass New Life!!


  3. That is a beautiful piece. It’s certainly something to be treasured. So sorry to hear things have been challenging. I’m certainly hoping you find a place to land that makes you happy.


  4. Leslie, that photo of you I recognized immediately–beautiful and a “happy YOU!” I also sincerely wish you that same happiness, except M O R E in your new life. Remember…PRAY! I will also –pray for you!


  5. Leslie, “laughter filling the air” should always be one of our fond memories and an expectant everyday reality! Supporting you, praying for you as you make these adjustments at this time! TCB!


  6. What a lovely portrait, and 55.

    I do hope your present difficulties resolve for you soon and we see you again in blogland.
    Best wishes.


  7. Beautiful portrait, and beautfiul words. “It was not so long ago/that we shared this face”. Funny how we don’t necessarily register our own changes until we look back on something concrete. Best of luck with your current upheaval(s)–I hope they are resolved quickly and in a good way.


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