From this poem, I chose the following line to include in our prosery.
“The seed of a poem lay dormant in my heart.”
~ from “Winged Words”, Valsa George
Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose no more than 144 words that includes the line given.
I was a dreamer as long as I can remember.
Enchanted by the beauty of the natural world, I defined my surroundings in poetic phrases and wore rose-colored glasses. As my passage to adulthood became imminent, the seed of a poem lay dormant in my heart when the reality of the world flooded into my view. Poverty, cruelty and corruption attempted to steal my innocent joy for longer than I should have allowed it to.
Then, one day, I decided to surround myself with children. Laughter, wonder, and play slowly replaced my growing cynicism and worry.
Misplacing a shoe, or forgetting a library book on Tuesday, became the major crises of the day. Even though they were real and intense as they happened, they passed. Being present was then revealed to hold the true meaning of life.
…And poetry has not abandoned me since.
24 thoughts on “d’Verse Prosery 4/10/23~An Autobiographical Tale”
Aww, children have a way of bringing us back to innocence, the basics and a sense of what’s really important. We can learn from the littlest. I enjoyed your prosery. Thanks for joining in.
❤ So true. Much appreciated.
Well penned! 🖤✒️ Enjoyed your take on the prompt, Susan!
Glad you are able to find your fountain of youth in the present/presence of children. Nice write, Susan.
Hi Susan… Happy (______________) — fill in the blank with whatever you are celebrating this time of year. “Be here now” has slways rung true for me — though it ain’t easy. Nice writing my friend… 👍🏼🙂✌🏼🏼
Thank-you, Rob. As today is my birthday, I’ll fill that blank in easily. ❤
I’ve always been a dreamer too, Susan! I agree that children are the people to spend your days with.
Thank you Kim! I think poets are very similar in the dreamer realm. 😉
I’m glad you recaptured the magic!
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Very well written. I love the use of the prompt. It is interesting how getting the right perspective can really affect our outlook on life!
Children are the masters of bringing us ( mostly kicking and screaming) into the NOW.
Love the theme.
I’ve had a most fulfilling life because of that. Many thanks!
Very well you written words in. Children are spend time with your day.
😀 I knew you would! Thanks. ❤
You are most welcome! 💘
It’s nice to regain a little innocence as you age. Children can definitely help you with that. I mean the world’s a cold and cruel place and all, but there’s beauty in life. Even though it’s hard to see it sometimes. I’m glad poetry hasn’t left you since.
❤ Thank-you kindly. Never lose sight of the beauty.
A beautiful write, Susan–and a wonderful reflection. Children do put things in perspective, although not everyone understands that.
Belated happy birthday wishes!
Thanks so much on the birthday wish! I celebrate all week. LOL
Your kind words and connection with the piece means a lot to me too.
You’re so welcome! 😊