Tuesday, 19 June 2012


100 Word Challenge for Grown

Ups – Week#46

June 18 2012

Very straight forward prompt this week:
… in the dark recess of my mind ..
As usual you have 100 words to add to these 7 making 107 altogether. Make sure you keep the prompt as it is, please put a link back to here http://jfb57.wordpress.com/ so that others can read all the posts and make sure it would be suitable for a PG certificate.
The link will stay open until 25th June.

Here is my entry for this week:

In the dark recess of my mind I wander alone
I search my memory for these people before me
They say they know me, they say I’m their mother
I don't know these strangers today, tomorrow I’ll be better

I remember days on the beach with my family
Posing for my photograph as a young lady
My younger brother sadly killed in action
Those two world wars I can recall with horror
But not what I am supposed to do tomorrow

They say they all love me truly
I gracefully nod and agree
Who is that baby they placed on my lap?
I want my nap.
Word count: 107

Dedicated to my lovely Nan, Harriet [(Hetty) nee Kelly], Davis 1899 - 1992.


  1. This was beautiful, Sally. A lovey tribute to your Nan. It is hard to se your loved ones suffering from such an awful condition. Big hugs to you.

  2. Those dark recesses of our minds might end up being a comfort one day if we cannot remember what we are doing tomorrow and who the babies are they place in our laps. Beautifully written.

  3. What a beautifully written piece. How tragic to end your days in this way, not knowing those closest to you.
    It shows that this is written from experience.
    Moving. Very. x

  4. Very empathetic trip into a bewildered mind and I love the picture.

  5. What a lovely post. Losing memory is such a horrid thing to witness on all sides. I was very close to my grandma was died in 2009.

  6. Simply beautiful. It made me think of my mother, who died 18 months ago. ~Miriam

  7. Stays with the reader long after the last line. The early memories remained. No one could take them away.

  8. Lovely poem. Here today, gone tomorrow, only living on in the memory.

  9. This is just beautiful. It reminded me of my grandma, who died a few years ago. Very touching.

  10. Great piece, love exploring memory and what to do when it fades.

  11. I saw something on tv last night about a lady celebrating her 105th birthday. Someone had plonked a baby on her lap! This is a great interpretation of the challenge and exploration of long and short term memory,well done!

  12. Lovely poem, so beautiful I can feel the emotion behind every word. It made me smile, and brought a tear to my eye.

  13. Sad but lovely. I want a nap too.