Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bliss. At least for now

stock-vector--the-hands-holding-a-newborn-baby-symbol-in-simple-lines-98594540Life held in hands. Meaning cupped in palms. Responsibility had no weight. I felt love.

The nurses fractically whirled around her as a single bead of sweat out ran the hair stuck to her forehead. A smile grew across her tired face. What began nine months ago was ending in pure joy.

Mother, Father, Parents … blissfully unaware. 55new

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Beautiful struggle

mumiReturning to the lounge, the crying subdued. Emotionally drained and physically exhausted, we sat in silence.

“Being a parenting is going to be greatest part of my life” she said, “it’ll also be the hardest”.

It was then, despite giving birth to my daughter two weeks ago, that I knew my wife was a mother.



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Fear sits alone

ghostDeep dark circles for eyes, outstretched arms reaching through the overhanging branches. Sam’s yawns are replaced by screams, the image had returned.

His Mother consoled him but he couldn’t manage words. His Father offered to accompany him but he shook uncontrollably with fear.

Sam’s truck sat alone, he and the Ghost first met.

Written in response to #55wordchallenge – tears of the innocent


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