(from 365 days of writing ebook)
For a moment today, time stands still — but you can tweak
one thing while it’s stopped. What do you do?
I’d been thinking about this prompt in the day’s before I would be writing – that should have happened yesterday! I could not get any further in my thinking than wondering how would I know time had stopped for that moment? I was sure I would miss it!
I realised this morning that I completely forgot my intended writing task and so actually did miss it… In my everyday life, time often does seem to have stood still. All that’s actually happened in those moments is that hours have disappeared into the void of this time warp I keep finding myself lost in…
Today’s prompt suggests writing about how you would celebrate some improbable, hoped-for, good news…
When the day arrives, to wake, then find
some miracle has, overnight,
brought cure to ill-begotten strifes,
I’ll take a walk with no backlash
buy ice-cold beer for not much cash
and drink it on my way…
I’ll jump aboard the next due bus
first take a trip to town, to surely
find some exhibition for an immediate playground.
I’d grab a supermarket sandwich, banana, bag of crisps –
they’ll help me keep-a-going so
my play can still persist…
I’d take a stroll around the centre,
snap round Old Market Square –
I’d maybe do some sketching,
oh I wish that I were there!
Twice more I’d catch another bus and journey there and back
or then drag out my daughter
for her fave coffee at Starbucks…
Then I’d ride the Nottingham Snail (tram),
make more play along this line.
Pay more rounds of visits
to my son’s for family time.
I’d have playtime with my grandkids,
maybe call pizza for our tea,
or take a trip to the nearby McDonalds
for us to all have a happy meal.
So that’s not all that ambitious
but it would make a lovely change
to wake up in the morning
able to so extend my range!
For now I’ll make my celebrating by
here writing in this rhyme,
for now that’s all there is to do
but I sure can hope that once upon a good time…
(copyright, ColetteB. The WishingWell, 25/09/2015)