I joined a group called the Widows Ten

We hung together, not needing men.

Two got married so we became Eight

One dropped out because she was always late.

We stayed stable at number Seven

‘Til two passed on and went to Heaven.

Lovonna dropped out when she won the lottery,

The last we heard she flew to Gay Paree.

We thought another would never marry

But then Beatrice met handsome Harry

So now our group is down to Three

Just Margarette, Susanna, and Me.


Written for Friday Fictioneers, a 100 word picture prompt hosted by Rochelle, https://rochellewisoff.com/ PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Follow the link and click under the messy frog artist to find more stories as the prompt fired the imagination of other bloggers.

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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44 Responses to WE LADIES, THREE

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the countdown of the Widows Ten with your well crafted rhyme and meter.

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Thank you, Frank. I checked several times to be sure I accounted for ten. I expected to be counted. I find these FF writers are very much into detail! I read several this morning but haven’t found you yet.

  3. neilmacdon says:

    And what will you do
    when there are only two?

  4. Dale says:

    That was a lovely take!

  5. granonine says:

    Most enjoyable. You had me wondering if you were going to be left standing alone 🙂

  6. James McEwan says:

    I really enjoyed this tale of friendship through time. Lovely whimsical poetry.

  7. Faye says:

    Thank you. A valuable insight.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, in one sense it is a look into reality. We are going one by one – on some new earthly adventure or to the life on the other side. Blessed are those who can see each change as an adventure in a discovery path with Jesus.

  8. joyroses13 says:

    What a.creative post! Great job. 🙂

  9. GHLearner says:

    That was so well done and great fun to read. The remaining three should go out and get some new friends, so they’ll be ten again.

  10. Ain Starlingsson says:

    Very good! Enjoyed that a lot….

  11. This took me back to when I ran a pub and something very similar happened when a regular Saturday group started decreasing. I wonder if any of them still meet there.

  12. plaridel says:

    such is life. 🙂

  13. Laurie Bell says:

    This is lovely! What an interesting group. Love the ladies, three. Great fun tale

  14. Bill says:

    What a fun read! Well done.

  15. msjadeli says:

    I like the flow to your poem and that the group is going strong, even with diminished numbers. Maybe they can find some new recruits?

  16. Having just joined the widows’ club, my vote is for staying single from now on.

    • oneta hayes says:

      May you live long and be a help to others along the way. The Apostle Paul describes it as “being content in whatsoever state you are in.” Blessings for a long life. Thanks for your comment.

  17. Clever! You are an exceptional writer.

  18. notestowomen says:

    A very clever and creative take on the prompt, Oneta 🙂

  19. This is a really sweet read! I’m glad it crossed my feed 🙂

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