The light of my life,
And the glint in my eye,
She is the sun who’s rays are undying.
The stars are a stretch,
When her sparks start to shine,
She is a diamond who cannot be cracked.
If the moon is a pearl
Then her face beams a thousand
My baby, my girl, the child that I carried.
Joy came through marriage,
And contentment ensued,
Till for 9 months a soul- emerged in my womb.
The glint in my eye,
My moon during dark,
My baby my girl, the joy that I carried.
The above image is courtesy of Art from my soul
Aron walked in to find his wife, Nina, passed out on the dinner table. The bouquet he was holding fell involuntarily to the ground. The house was dark except for a flicker of light from a candle and an odor of Alcohol mixed with something smoky filled the atmosphere.
He shook Nina gently whilst trying to maintain his composure. It took a few minutes after she regained consciousness for reality to dawn on her. A distraught Nina clutched herself, trembling and sobbing.
Aron steadied her as she buried her tear stained face in his chest. They maintained that position long enough for Nina’s state of mind to regain some normalcy. She gazed into the eyes of the man who had always been her rock through her numerous down spirals,
“I want this baby Aron”, she spoke, placing one hand on her barely visible bump “I- I need help”.
He hugged the mother of his unborn child a little tighter… There was nothing more to say.
Word count: 165 words. This story is in response to Flash Fiction for aspiring writers photo prompt challenge hosted by Priceless Joy. Thank you Pixabay.com for this week’s photo.