Bound Homeward #amwriting

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Bound Homeward

I ran away with a boy when we were both still children because I believed love ruled the world. All of the tender thoughts, the soft caresses, kisses into nightfall became anger, bitterness, disgust.

I lingered on the pathway home.

“You run off, don’t bother coming home,” they’d said. Yet here I was, hopeful, sad, wary.

The curtain rustled, the door opened, and I stood there, a shell of the once defiant, in-love girl.

I stepped forward. Mama smiled and opened her arms.

“There’s a whole mess of living to do, girl. Mistakes are just part of it. All of ours.”

 

end 6/30/2017

Sascha Darlington

 

 

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55 thoughts on “Bound Homeward #amwriting

  1. Moms are the best. They intuitively say the right things (on most occasions) and they never give up on their little ones. Beautifully written. Cheers, Varad

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  2. Those doors are always open for us,no matter where or how we go astray – the mom’s heart’s . Beautiful story of unconditional love, Sascha. Loved it .

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  3. Ah,that’s wonderful. And so true – you can’t grow up without making some pretty big mistakes in your life. Just as long as you learn from them, that’s the main thing. Well written, Sascha

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  4. Heartwarming, Sascha. I’m so glad she had the courage to go home when she did. It would be wonderful if all parents were like the one in your story. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  5. I enjoyed reading this.
    Nice that Mama smiled with open arms, as she always would.
    Then again it seems you choose to run away with the wrong boy, Mama’s right.

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