I love quotes! I hope you do too because every Monday morning, I’m going to post something to get the week off to a good start. That’s not to say these will all be inspirational quotes, no indeed. Some of the best quotes are ones that are thought provoking, challenging and maybe even a little controversial. If possible, I’ll try to give some background and context to the quote I’ve posted. Here’s the first one:
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon
Broken hearted, he slowly walked away.
A challenge from Benedict Nicholson. This is a great exercise for writers who wish to be concise! And in that spirit, I’m done!
It’s a rainy day here in southeast Pennsylvania. It’s my day off and for whatever reason, I decided to peruse my old notebooks. Remember when you were young and love seemed as serious as a heart attack? Well, I found a poem I wrote when, just after graduation from high school, I got dumped by a boy I thought I loved.
The dull thudding rain falls softly
As another grey day goes by
I am drowning in misery
And wondering once again, why?
An umbrella shelters the walkers
As they trudge along the street
And I stare out my window, alone and desperate
The kettle whistles on the stove
But I just let it shriek
I’m too far gone, I can’t move
My limbs are growing weak
The empty bottle hits the floor
As I open my slackened hand
And I wonder once again
Why I loved that man