Ready for Forever

The prompt for #WOW555 this week deals with the timeless nature of death and I took a far different tack than I normally take. This week, I wrote about a condemned prisoner getting ready to die. He has become comfortable with the inevitable nature of death and finds humor that others don’t. I also used poetry as the way to convey it – even though it’s non-rhyming…

Ready for Forever

Staring at the wall

Gray, flat, boring.

I sit on my bed and wonder

“Is there anything more?”

 

Some never know

Some see him come

“Which would be better”

I thought with a smile

 

“How could we compare?”

And then I frowned and pondered

“What if there’s a place to do that?”

I started laughing

 

Lightly at first

But then enough to annoy

And the guards came running

To see what I had done

 

They saw me with a silly smile

And scowled at me.

“Hey boy! Whatcha doin there?”

“Just thinkin’”

 

They wouldn’t understand

They couldn’t see him like I could

They would be surprised

I’d be seeing him soon.

 

I didn’t fear him anymore

I was at peace

Funny that I would be

And they would be so troubled.

 

It’s funny how

Inevitability

Makes it easier to accept

While ignorance breeds fear

 

“Then stop the laughing!”

They broke into my thoughts

I turned to them and smiled

They recoiled as if in danger

 

“I know,” I said

“I’m meeting death tonight.

While you have no clue

When you will too.”

 

Death takes all

He is not biased

No matter the color

No matter how good or bad

 

I would soon have

My “cocktail”

And be introduced

Face to face

 

I wonder if

I’ll slip away

And be welcome

At the party forever

 

 

 

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Ok, having fun with that old rhyme. Did I give it new life? Well, spring over to Write on Wendy and the #WOW555 contest to register your vote!

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GIVEAWAY time!!!

So, this Facebook friend is having a giveaway. I like giveaways! So here’s the deal. Enter and maybe you can win. If you don’t enter, I can guarantee that you won’t win.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

That’s right, folks. Today, more than two years after I set up this page in order to showcase my writing and borderline insanity, we made it to 500 “likes.” Only I know each one of you is much more than a simple click and a screen name. If I could gather all of you together and give you a ginormous group hug, I would; even though you’re far more likely to find me hiding behind my laptop screen than out in public giving free hugs. 

THANK YOU for the kindness, generosity, and support that you have extended to me by sharing links to the page, leaving reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and by simply being here. Every new author starts out with only a handful of readers, but after two years, this page sees “likes” from more than twenty countries and more cities than I can count. I am so grateful for you all! 

As promised, as a sign of my appreciation, one lucky winner will receive The Land Beyond the Portal and Vapors (sorry, cool candles not included!). In order to enter this giveaway, you MUST email jsbailey@jsbaileywrites.com with GIVEAWAY as the subject and your full name in the body of the email. The winner will be chosen at 12pm EST on Wednesday, February 20. Will it be you?

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