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She baked cookies every Saturday morning.  The doorbell would ring, without fail, and always interrupt my favorite cartoon show.  I dragged my young body down the stairs and opened the front door.  The elderly woman, our neighbor, beamed at me.  She held a large tray of freshly baked treats in her fragile arms.  Always filling my head with rustic banter, I listened to her speak, nodding with false interest.   Typically we chatted for half an hour, then, with an enormous smile, she turned away and shuffled back home. Welcoming her departure, I stuffed my mouth with a pecan sandy and raced back upstairs.

Her husband passed away in his sleep one Friday night.  She called my mother the next afternoon to let her know of the man's death and also to apologize for missing our Saturday morning ritual.  Sunday evening, I heard a gentle tapping on the door.  I peeked out the window and saw her standing there, trey in hand.  Speechless and untrained in the art of condolence, I opened the door and quietly stood there.  She smiled like it was any other day and handed me her gift.  I thanked her and not another word was said.  She continued delivering cookies to my doorstep every Saturday until my eleventh year of life when my family moved away.  Today, I can't recall her name.
Just a short piece of prose poetry. I've decided to try to write some more pieces like this where I just take a closer look at things that I find beautiful or honorable in life that I tend to overlook or have overlooked for a long time. I'll probably just call each piece Beauty. I'm not really expecting much here but that's ok. I still hope it is enjoyed by whoever reads it.
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starrysky963 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist
I think this is wonderful. Truely so. It's simple and beautiful. (:
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there :) Just a note to say I've featured this piece in my journal: [link]
Devonition Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   General Artist
i love proses, not because they're short and sweet, but because they examine the finer things in life : ) who needs an epic, when you've got beauty
RussianTim Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Writer
I agree. I've enjoyed the challenge of 100 word prose poems especially. There are big limitations but it really just encourages you to search for the finest words and greatest ways to express feeling.
UnderwaterAlienDance Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work :iconilikeitplz:
RussianTim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
darkallegiance666 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What on earth is a "sandy"? I'm guessing some sort of cookie (we call them "biscuits" here, lol).

Nostalgic, introspective, but nice.
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hm. That was powerful.
SoraIsMyHomeboy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it. just love it. it's so simple but so deep
WordWeight Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Writer
Bittersweet and dry like the taste of sandies. Exellent work :D
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