Not wishing to tempt fate after our glorious weather of late, but Sammi’s challenge this week is Raindrops.
It had taken me ages to get him outside.
Not wanting to do very much after his stroke, he preferred to sit in his chair in front of the box and if he wasn’t sleeping, he was eating.
Today finally we were going for a walk. Perhaps this was the turning point and he would begin to feel as he used to, do what he used to, love me as he used to.
Donning our coats, we decided on the park, which wasn’t far away.
It was always lovely to see the kids playing on the swings or grown up kids racing their model boats on the lake.
We made slow progress, but we were together, and that was all that mattered.
He looked at me and smiled that smile so long forgotten.
The skies opened and we got soaked.
He laughed, the rich booming laugh I loved to hear.
The one I adored was coming back to me.
We walked all round the park before shuffling home, splashing through puddles, not caring how we looked to anyone rushing for cover.
It was like being reborn, made fresh and new with the summer rain.
When we got home, he put my leash away, made tea, and I curled up at his feet, just as I used to.
Poetry Challenge – Write an acrostic poem, where the first letter of each line spells “Raindrops” as it is read from top to bottom.
Rain cleanses my soul,
Accept the gift
In keeping with
Night cover of shyness.
Resplendent in its secrets,
Open your heart,
Press your lips to my skin,
Seal our love forever.