I Hear You

Early this morning I heard soft bells

I knew it was you calling me

I’m here now with open arms

Ready for your embrace

Forgive my earlier weakness

I was foolish ignoring your pleas

I’m eager to depart this realm

My ascension is imminent

Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, presents the photo above to inspire a post.
dVerse~ Poets Pub asks us to write a quadrille today using the word bell.


What Do You See?

Sadje is our hostess for What Do You See? 

Image credit; Andrea Piacquad Pexels

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a young woman with her hands covering the eyes of an older woman, sitting in front of her. Both women seem happy.

Losing the love of her life after 50 years, was devastating to Stephanie. She was determined to move into the next phase of her life with grace. Stephanie had adjusted well to her new assisted living apartment. They had a wonderfully well stocked library, freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies every afternoon, and an excellent reform rabbi every Friday evening. She was making friends and even found a mahjong group to join. The one thing she worried about was the ability of her family to come visit her.

Sunday afternoon, while sitting in the library enjoying a new novel, the familiar fragrance her great-granddaughter wore, wafted to her nostrils. Two soft gentle hands covered her eyes. She smiled, confidant that she knew who her surprise visitor was. As soon as Rachael spoke, “Guess who?” both women cried with joy.

The first of many visits.


The Perfect Crime

Sadje’s What Do You See prompt is making me think a little differently today.

Image credit: Yana Hurskaya Unsplash   
For the visually challenged reader, this image shows an earthen jug filled with red tulips. The vase/ jug is sitting on old stone steps.

I took a cleaning job at the mansion.  It didn’t take me too long to find the hidden contraband.  The boss lady had no idea of the stolen wares her husband was concealing. I had to think of the perfect way to get the precious heirlooms back to their rightful owner.

Every Friday night the head of the household would leave for a weekend “business trip.” That was my cue to remove a piece from the secret room. I was always encouraged to remove the flowers from the day-old bouquets.

Traveling on public transport would dangerous if anyone knew what I had. No one would think anything odd about taking an old pot with flowers to a dear friend. I would leave the gift on the steps of the rightful owner. Only they knew the significance of my gift.

Retirement Dreams

Sadje has posted a new image for her  What Do You See 14th March prompt.

Image credit; Sean Boyd Unsplash
For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a rough track leading to a cottage in the woods. The track is bound on both sides with a wooden fence. There is a layer of snow on the ground.

They finally made it happen. Sam and Pat had saved their whole lives to retire away from civilization. The well was working. The small rooms each had wood burning stoves. There were two cords of wood stacked out back. The root cellar was stocked with enough food for the entire winter. Everything was just as they had planned. They would not need to see another human being for at least five or six months.


What Do You See?

Image credit; Houcine Ncib Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a girl carrying an oversized geometry set in her arms, looking directly at the camera.

Sadje hosts this wonderful weekly challenge. Make sure to see what terrific responses are given to her prompt.

You can take away home
You can take away my safety
You can take away my comfort
But you can never take away my brilliant mind
It is a gift from G-d