Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Word Prompt: Return


Sammi (though I saw this in Dale’s blog) issues weekly writing challenges. A word is provided along with the exact number of words you must use to write about said word. That sounds intriguing. This week’s word is ‘return.’ And the instructions say to use 31 words, not one word more or one word less.

Hmmm…let me try…

Please come home,

I silently implore, to my mother, my father.

My girl.

Please return home, where you’re loved, needed,

So missed.

But I realize, finally,

That you are home,


Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

15 thoughts on “Word Prompt: Return

  1. That was wonderful and beautiful and heartfelt, Dawn! So glad you decided to join in! 🙂


  2. Awwww. I know it is so difficult. Beautiful words.


  3. Dale and Beth Ann nailed it. Beautiful and difficult. Grief is hard. Hang in there and take care of yourself a long walk in the forest or watching the birds at the feeder. Peace.


    • I’ve been watching the birds here at home. And at my favorite park. She wasn’t too interested in birds, so they are a good diversion for me. A long walk in the woods would be hard without my girl. But someday I’ll be able to do it.

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  4. Oh, you nailed this one, Dawn … but gee, you’re making my eyes leak. I can feel your grief, and I wish there was something I could do to help. I suppose we’ll have to wait on good old Time to heal your broken heart (but waiting is sooo hard!) Hugs.

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  5. Wonderfully done. 🙂


  6. Beautiful!

    It reminds me of some of Amanda Gorman’s work.


  7. Very poignant, Dawn.


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