I’m at home, all alone

Enjoying the moment – just my own.

Listening to the lack of sounds

—-Oh, no, listen again

Hear the susurrous sounds?

The pleasant sound in memory

Of children playing

Of husband saying

    He will be gone a while.

    So I can still smile

At the promise of a remedy.



 I do like moments all alone

   But only if it’s known

That the family will all be coming home.


MW word of the day – susurrous, definition full of whispering sounds


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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11 Responses to DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

  1. Shreya says:

    Aah… that’s your lovely family.😊We don’t live in a joint family so we all meet each other and grandma and pa on occasions and it’s really wonderful. I can see you there in the middle. Ahah

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, that is me. My husband in the white shirt; my son Roger and his wife standing behind. The others are members of their family. I have another son, but he and his family are not in this picture. We get together pretty often. Thanks, Shreya, for your kind words.

  2. Faye says:

    A-men. Relish the moments of quiet reflection. Memories are like golden gleams of sunlight.

  3. Alone times are precious and like you rightly said it’s also well appreciated knowing that the family will be coming home. Beautiful family photograph.

  4. Dee says:

    What a beautiful family! And poem! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 🙂

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