icy tree

Glistening ice causing lacy trees

Freezing fast in frigid breeze.

Street light shining for those still out

Shows way home for a gadabout

But Tommy struggles to get to the gate

Too much drink has made him late,

He lays himself down for a bit of a rest

To stay awake he tried his best

Soon the ice enclosed his body

Too much alcohol in his toddy.

Tommy will be gone before tomorrow;

Adding to his family’s sorrow.

The trees still glisten; the lights still shine,

A winter wonderland, so sublime.


PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio

Friday Fictioneers – 100 Word Challenge by Rochelle https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/04/03/5-april-2019/

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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  1. Violet Lentz says:

    A sublime take on the prompt to be sure! What a way to go.

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