What do you see # 79 – April 26, 2021

Sadje hosts the What do you See challenge every Monday. You can find out more and join in here

Image credit; Philippe D @ Unsplash ( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a lighthouse situated on a small island. The sun is setting behind the lighthouse, coloring the sky in beautiful shades of orange and pink)
No two sunsets are identical, close, but not the same.
She looked out over the bay at the lighthouse standing tall and serene against the strata’d sky. The rotating eye scanned beyond her direct line of vision, a beacon of familiarity to some, a warning to others.
How many sunsets had she witnessed since he’d left?
How many dawns had she woken to alone?
With the gentle lapping of the cool water at her feet, she took a step forward.
Then another.
Strong arms embraced her, loving hands resting on her extended belly.
He had been returned safely to her, their union resulting in a precious gift.
Another sunset to remember, but this one of arrival.

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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22 Responses to What do you see # 79 – April 26, 2021

  1. Sadje says:

    Glad it ended happily. Thanks Di for joining in with this sweet story.

  2. murisopsis says:

    You set the mood perfectly!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Only if we could be more appreciative of all the sunsets and sunrises in our life. Beautiful poem!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Di this is a masterpiece 💜

  5. If she is pregnant, I hope it has not been that many sunsets, since she last saw her lover.

  6. Pingback: What do you see # 79 – A Roundup – Keep it alive

  7. judeitakali says:

    This is so beautiful.

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