Time to Write: 4th January

Here is Rachel’s first Time to Write Prompt of the New Year.
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‘Don’t worry about me,’
Those were the last words he spoke to me.
It hadn’t exactly been a reprimand,  just a common phrase spoken so often.
But I did worry. How could I not?
He was always concerned about other people, me especially. He’d taken me under his wing years ago, offered me warmth and protection as well as a home, asking nothing in return.
Many thought we were related, but there was no blood kinship. We had an unbreakable bond built on loyalty, trust and companionship. We both got something out of our relationship, no expectations or demands, seemingly joined at the hip. Where one went, the other was not far away. We had a good life.
And now he was gone.
Sitting here on his bed, I feel his presence and lift my arm across my heart, fully expecting to find his hand on my shoulder.
It was all here in black and white, everything was mine to do with as I wished.
He had known all this time and made plans to ensure I would be OK.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Time to Write: 4th January

  1. Rachel says:

    Aw, this was so bittersweet. Thanks for sharing.

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