Taking Comfort


Hair was

Longer now

Soft and flowing

It draped over her

Shoulders, cascading down

Just like in her younger days

Everyone remarked how it looked

Like a pale gray scarf that kept her warm

They shed some tears as the casket was closed

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben



26 responses to “Taking Comfort

  1. Oh my, Annette, the last line was a surprise.

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  2. That was very poignant, most of all when coming to the last line 💖

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  3. Oh my, totally unexpected, but poignant.

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  4. Oh, this was superb! Well done, Sis. The twist at the end… excellent. ❤️

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  5. I feel like I learned some vital information about this beautiful lady. May she rest in peace.

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  6. That was so pretty, and so sad. Beautiful.

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  7. Love the imagery and the unexpected twist.

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  9. So beautiful and sad but it talks of someone well loved so it has hope.💜💜

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  10. A twist there at the end, Annette. Beautifully told.

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  11. love this sad story well composed Annette! 💞

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  13. I didn’t see the end coming at all!

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