A Shar’d life

Everyone wanted a piece of me, and at first I was glad to give it.
But now there is little left to give and I am only a fragment of the person I was.
I hold in my hand what is left of my being.
The refection I see is incomplete, raw edges that slice away at life, an eye once alive with mischief and hope sinks into the mournful face of a stranger.
There is no longer colour, vitality or brightness, just the grey and white of exhaustion.
Is this the end of the road?

Image credit; Amine M’Siouri @ Pexels

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a person holding a piece of broken mirror in which their face is partially reflected.

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See 16th May

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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14 Responses to A Shar’d life

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Well crafted 😊

  2. Sadje says:

    Very moving and poignant! Thanks for joining in Di.

  3. Lauren says:

    Nice job Di.

  4. Carol anne says:

    wow! That was fab! ❤

  5. Chris Hall says:

    Great response, Di. Your words fit the prompt really well.

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