Calendar

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Cushing Memorial Library and Archives – Creative Commons

There is promise in the new year, in the fresh turn of the calendar page.
There is a resolute melody of positive change and growth.
There is hope lingering in each little, numbered box.
There is a conscious resolve hanging on the edge of that shining Time’s Square ball, that pushes us forward in happy motion.

And yet, let the dates fly by until another birthday approaches.
Let the candles pile upon the cake and watch death’s shadow creep, unwelcomed, unbidden, to leave a black mark that mars this passing of time.

© Laura A. Lord, 2015


It’s amazing how we view the passing of time, how certain events leave us feeling hopeful, and others simply remind us that we only have a short time here on this earth. I hope you all have a wonderful new year and that you are living your life to the fullest.


Thank you to Uncharted for the Six Sentence Story prompt (the theme resolve), An Artist at Heart for the Miniature Writing Challenge prompt (92 words used), and Three Word Wednesday for their prompt(the words resolute, new, and fresh).

21 thoughts on “Calendar

  1. What happened to the dates. boxes ticked off
    crosses covering the days that passed away so soon
    circles scratched, coloured, filled with memories.
    Fear torn away to start a fresh.
    Stressing the upcoming mention of reminders
    that taunt you with the starting month.

    Haha
    Happy New Year Lady Laura may it be the best one yet to be created.
    Hope you are smiling as I know it suits you bets. Huggs to you and yours.
    Loves ya! and your writing..

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