Peace on Earth

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PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Peace on Earth.

I love the solitude of walking in the park; it reminds me of you asking to play ball with me. Afterwards, we grew in love sitting on a bench talking of brilliant futures.
I am alone tonight since Old Joe with his terrier are in the hostel. He once said the park was his kingdom of peace on Earth.
I believe him.
The snow muffles sound, and the crunch of footsteps are reassuring as I retrace my memories.
It has been years, but I can feel you holding my arm and see the snow sink with your footsteps by mine.

27 responses to “Peace on Earth

  1. Just beautiful, James. And all the more powerful for making us work out who the narrator is

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  2. Quite a wistful piece, nice one!

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  3. Lovely wisttful melancholy atmosphere.

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  4. I love this.
    Great portrayal of love and loss and longing.

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  5. Sharon Frame Gay

    I really liked this one, James. Such imagery. And heartache…

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  6. Some memories never fade. A lovely take on the picture James.

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  7. A warm story about the best sort of memories, memories of those close to us.

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  8. it seems like a homeless person ruminating about the past. sad story.

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  9. Oh a lovely retrospective piece! The footprints are a lovely image

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  10. Memories can be so powerful. Almost like reliving a moment.

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  11. I was intrigued trying to figure out who the memories were about. Was it a beloved dog? A child? A high-school sweetheart? At least he has his memories.

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  12. And sometimes all that remains are our memories – we have to hold on to them tightly. A touching story. Well done, James

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  13. So touching, James. Beautiful.

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  14. So touching and relatable.

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  15. A wistful and touching story James, with a lovely ambience.

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  16. This is beautifully written, James.

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  17. James, those kinds of memories can be blessings and curses both. I really love the world you created here. Magical.

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