He was wanted. He was loved,
even after he suffered two paralyzing strokes.
I cared for him until he left this world.
Even when I made mistakes,
his soft words and gentle touch spoke volumes.
Most of my memories of our time together are happy ones,
but we encountered obstacles I wasn’t sure could be overcome.
Through good times and bad, our love for each other remained unconditional.
If you’d like to read more about my life with my late husband Bill, you can purchase My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds. The above poem was inspired by Girlie on the Edge’s six-sentence story prompt for this week. You can click on the Play button below to hear me read it.
The word is “volume,” and the idea is to write a story or poem of no more and no less than six sentences, using this word at least once. If you’d like to participate in Girlie on the Edge’s blog hop, click here.
By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy, and may you always have positive experiences.
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.