Love the World

Broken friendless lying dying, lifts a hand for


Walking talking presses buttons, flashes past within her world.

Why stop living in the mirrors, in the spotlight;
save lying dying friendless one?

.sneaky unseen creeping coughing, enters silent crownèd killer.

Broken homebound lying sighing lifts her hand for


Walking talking, in his sunshine, stops outside her locked front gate.

Why not wave at silent windows, in the sunshine;
save lying sighing homebound face?

Then or now, we all are people;

Now or then, we all need love.

-Look around-

and nourish others

Smile, wave, and love the world.

photo of a person leaning on wooden window
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©2020 Chelsea Owens

Wandered in for Carrot Ranch’s prompt:

May 7, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to nourish. The characters can nourish or be nourished. What else can be nourished? A tree? A setting? Does the sunset nourish the soul? Go where the prompt leads!

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19 thoughts on “Love the World

  1. Lisa Bradshaw May 11, 2020 / 3:07 am

    They have said here that sadly in old age homes the aged die without family close by.. ;-(

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  2. Denny K May 11, 2020 / 3:39 am

    Heady stuff. Reminds me that choosing to love requires action. Sometimes even a relatively small action can make a greater impact.

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    • Chelsea Owens May 11, 2020 / 7:28 am

      Yes. We’re very caught up in our online lives.


  3. H.R.R. Gorman May 12, 2020 / 4:20 am

    Wow, what rhythm! I think you managed a large percentage of iambs to make this pop!

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    • Chelsea Owens May 12, 2020 / 8:18 am

      Thanks! I think the iambs got a bit slaughtered on those interim verses, but it fits.

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  4. Norah May 12, 2020 / 4:53 am

    That’s a great response, Chelsea, with a really important and strong message. Well done.

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  5. Jules May 12, 2020 / 1:59 pm

    I enjoy reading the Good News of all the folks who volunteer – I may not do as much, but I believe do my part. ❤
    I also hope that some words nourish as the poetry flows from what ever source can be imagined.
    That up there's supposed to be a rose. I don't know how all them other fancy icon emoji are made. (I don't have a smart phone and while I attempted a list of the code of (control Alt + other keys) I never did get around to mastering it… )

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  6. Liz H May 14, 2020 / 9:17 am

    (Waving at my monitor, raising a cup of coffee} Skol!
    And hello in there…hello!

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