Love the World

Broken friendless lying dying, lifts a hand for

-anything-

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

-anything-

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
Photo by Dương Nhân on Pexels.com

©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!

Respond by May 12, 2020. Use the comment section …to share, read, and be social. You may leave a link, pingback, or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form.  Rules & Guidelines.

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.. ;-(

    Liked by 1 person

  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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  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!

    Liked by 1 person

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

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

      Liked by 1 person

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

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

    Liked by 1 person

  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!

    Liked by 1 person

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