Evening Song

Trifecta writing challenge

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Write 33 words about a personal fear.  Each age has its own fear. I've been blessed to live as long as I have. My fear - not being able to take care of myself.



Leaves are brittle
Cooler winds blow
Tassels of sage grass glittering as they float in the sun
Wild daisy a fluff of seed.
 Gloriies and drama
Lost in the quiet darkness of winter.


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  1. This is an imperfect analogy. Every winter has been spent with the knowledge that spring and summer would be here. The idea of a winter, without warm weather to look forward to, is truly frightening.

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    1. Depends. About, the second week of January, everything is dormant and then slowly the plants reemerge, which is the rebirth of the seasons cycle.
      I'm comparing the cycle to a lifetime. Fall flowers have been brilliant this year. But the days will get shorter and plants will ease into dormancy. I feel the aging process.

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  2. Beautiful imagery and fear expressed here. Very enjoyable read. Thanks for linking up and don't forget to come back and vote!

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  3. The melancholic imagery of the winter of life, so well presented in your words. Thoughtful write.
    -HA

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  4. Beautiful metaphor! I love that last line in particular. Gorgeously done!

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  5. I like the comparison of aging to the dormancy of winter. I think many of us fear not being able to care for ourselves.

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  6. Lovely writing. I relate so much.

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  7. The winter of life can be scary. You captured it well.

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  8. Very good, and close to home for me as well. Great 33

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  9. I think about that too. It seems there is always something to be afraid of in this life.

    Well done, Ann. This touched me:)

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  10. I recall the fear of atomic winter.. and this is what comes to my mind.

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    1. I never liked teaching environmental science. We knew the science and it falls on deaf ears. Nuclear winter is indeed a fearsome possibility.

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  11. Such a beautiful poem
    Such a terrifying fear.
    I used to think I wouldn't mind being taken care of. Now I know how much I'd mind.

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  12. lost in the quiet darkness of winter...I feel this at every change in seasons, holidays...curtains fall down and a piece of something precious melts away...good writing.

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  13. Interesting take... It sounds almost beautiful.

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