Posted in Décima, Family, Life, Love, Poetry, Prompt, Relationships, Uncategorized

My Grandmother (Décima)

She was feisty, spirit so rare

Time in my life was a blessing,

Her honesty was refreshing,

Love and care she showed was sincere.

Enjoyed hearing stories she’d share

Joined at the hip, me her and mom,

They brought me peace and kept me calm

When monsters plagued my bedtime thoughts

Or my stomach was tied in knots,

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Family, Goals, Hope, Life, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

Blessing of 100 Years

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

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Posted in Family, Grief, Life, Prompt, Uncategorized

Scar Face

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It all started a few weeks ago when Mary detected a man lurking near her home. While entering her car, Mary noticed this wanderer was walking toward her, so she quickly closed the car door and drove away. She didn’t think much about this incident the rest of that day but leaving work the following week there he was again, prompting Mary to call the authorities. When the police arrived they questioned the man and then came to speak with Mary. They asked if she knew her alleged stalker or if she could offer any motivation he’d have for following her. With confidence, Mary denied knowing him and took offense to what the officers were implying. Brought face-to-face with this stranger, Mary experienced the epitome of an awkward moment. She observed a particular lineament she’d only seen in pictures of a man she was told died before she was born. She tried not to make a scene but Mary suddenly became completely overwhelmed with emotion, as she cried out “Daddy?”

©2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Created for Your Daily Word Prompt (confidence); MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day (motivation); Word of the Day (awkward); Three Things Challenge (lurking, started, there); Ragtag Daily Prompt (lineament); Fandango’s One Word Challenge (epitome); The Daily Spur (scene)

Posted in Family, Life, Love, Poetry, Prompt, Rispetto, Uncategorized

Mother-Son Love

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So thankful for videos and photographs

And the simple things that make mothers rejoice

Her baby boy gurgles whenever she laughs

Always livens up at the sound of her voice

His excitement shows just how much he misses

Her cuddles, as she leans in for sweet kisses

She knew his love was so unconditional

Unlike his dad’s, which was only seasonal

©2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Inspired by: MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt #53 (season); Your Daily Word Prompt (Liven); Just Jot It January (gurgle); Three Things Challenge (knew, lean, show)

Posted in Family, Haiku, Life, Love, Motivation, Poetry, Prompt, Uncategorized

Love Wins (Haiku)

nurture a child and

embolden independence

to grow perspective

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Created for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge (child & grow); Daily Spur (independence)