“Just living,” she frowned at the wrinkles etching her face.
“There’s no time left,” he drew a circle in the sand.
Both had seen so many sunsets they seemed to watch this one as if it were their last.
“You have to put in the numbers,” a little boy ran up with a stick.
The elderly couple watched as the boy made the circle into a clock.
“We still have a few more hours to play.” A little girl tried to sound very grown up through her lisp.
“Let’s build a castle with a moat.” Another grandchild had her shovel and bucket in tow.
“What a beautiful way to watch the sunset.” The grandmother’s face lit up like the dawn as the weight of time disappeared.
“Yes – together…” He lovingly grabbed her hand.
We live in times of uncertainty. Are we alone in this? No! We are not the only generation or time period that has more questions than answers. We must face challenges with strength not fear. Happy New Year.
The prompt at Never Ending Story is Tomorrow and at Poet’s United – Verse First is Ordinary.
Some of us face extreme pain as part of our daily, ordinary lives. I have managed 22 pain filled years without narcotics (except when I’ve been hospitalized).
You can sing my version of “Tomorrow” I have. I added Annie’s version because she faced a wall of Tomorrows and managed a smile with each one. To each of you who are enduring I hope for a sun filled Tomorrow.