Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 12 August 2012)
Once again, here is my offering to ‘Picture it & write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
Life was so fragile….
He’d been there; done that. It wasn’t supposed to be this hard; was it?
His heart heavy; his shoulders stooped, he stood waiting for the train that would end his misery.
How could he take it for one more second? How could he resolve this pain? When was it going to end? Never, he thought; never.
The sound of the approaching train brought relief. He’d often thought how he’d feel at this moment. It felt calm. It felt right. He saw that life had been sweet, at times. He saw that life had indeed taken him down some very winding, strange roads; and yet, it had been sweet.
As he held tight the railing, the train sped past almost sucking him from his grip. His shoulders dropped. His mind eased. He took a long deep breath, and realized that life was a winding road.