Picture it & write – Life was so fragile!

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.


Picture it & write
Picture Credit: Reproduced from Ermilia’s 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.

Carolyn Page


  1. I really love this. Very well done and definitely easy to relate too, especially when someone is having a rough day. At first I thought he was going to jump but I’m happy he didn’t. Looking at what could be your end does clear the mind some even though it’s still a pretty scary thought to contemplate over.

    1. Yes, Sam; it’s very sobering indeed….
      I’ve been there; done that. It was very scary and yet ‘surreal’ at the same time. I’m sure glad I wasn’t successful…. Life is now very good. We all go through tough times; I’m sure. The trick is to learn the skill needed and get on with life as a wiser more confident person… Thanks so much for your wonderful words…. 🙂

      1. I’m very happy to hear that life is good now! but yes, I know what you mean, tough times can be such a downer but getting over it is a much better feeling and it definitely has a better outcome for our person 🙂 You are very welcome! 🙂

    1. Me too…. It would be nice were all those with deep depressive states, such as this, could view the world with more keen eyes. The future is never as we believe it is going to be.

    1. Thank You Sharmishtha. Like so many who want to end their lives, I didn’t know until the moment of decision as to whether he would or not. I’m pleased he chose life.!

  2. Whoa! I got so emotionally involved, I could feel that train go rushing by me like it was right in the room!!

    Now I’ll hafta pick up all these papers and go comb my hair. Thanks a lot!! : )

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