End of the Day

She lay in the bed, exhausted but satisfied. The day had been hard. No, that was an understatement.

Today had been the worst day of her entire life.


But today was also the best day, because the hope that would come from today’s actions outweighed the downsides of the cost.

At least, she hoped that it would.

This little snippet is all I’m up for today I’m afraid. I won’t be on here a whole lot. Too exhausted for much more.

Crumpled Words – Day Twenty-One

It had been a very long time since she had been happy. She wasn’t even certain if she knew what the word meant anymore. With a sigh she crumpled the paper in front of her and tossed it to the side. A few pen strokes were visible despite the ball the paper was in the shape of.

Happiness is just a word,
A sense of self that I lack
Something I wish to get back.
Yet I lack the strength
To cross the depths of the ford
And find my way forward.

Written for two different purposes today. The first is for NaPoWriMo and only includes the poem part, though I didn’t use the prompt this time (http://www.napowrimo.net/2014/04/day-21-2/). The second is for a new challenge from someone that I’ve been following recently and have enjoyed reading her various posts: http://suzie81speaks.com/2014/04/21/weekly-word-challenge-happy/

I hope that this day has found people well. I have not slept since Saturday night and I feel so very floaty…


Everything going by so fast!
Xylophones playing ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ in my head.
How am I still moving?
A little bit more time, maybe?
Useless is how I feel
Sitting here and unable to move about.
Tell me that this will pass soon?
I am more than ready for the next day to start
Or for the next phase in my life to begin.
Now would be a great time for life to slow down for just a moment.

“I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings