FOWC with Fandango — Tenuous

Slipping away, his mind was being pulled deep into shadows.
He was terrified and tried to keep a grip on reality, however tenuous.
‘Don’t lock me away,’ he begged. ‘Help me but don’t discard me.’
Two pairs of eyes locked across the room above his head as he wept.
Two hands laid themselves on his bent and shaking shoulders.
Two hearts reached out and made a vow not to desert him in his hour of need.
It took time, patience, and understanding, but within two years he felt whole.
In order to find himself, he had to lose everything.
From the ruins of what had been his life, he picked out what he felt had been the good to build on.
One thing became two, then three, then many.
The bad would never be forgotten, but its place was not in the now.
He could hold his head up. He could reach out, and not turn away.
And having been there, could listen and understand others when they needed a friend.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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7 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Tenuous

  1. Sadje says:

    Very well written.

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