Little Blessings

Little Blessings

It was a day like any other,

Dara washed clothes, load after load.

Draped them from the line,

dancing wildly , each time the wind blew.

Tended to the baby;

bottles, diapers and rocking chairs.

Attended to the bills and the dog,

so accustomed to the mundane life

she had chosen.

She gathered up her bundle of joy

and pulled herself together for a walk outside.

The four-wheeled carriage awaited her babe,

so they got situated and rolled down the sidewalk.

Two blocks over, Dara eyed something billowing

in the wind. Green paper, floating up and down,

in circles and angled, sharp turns.

It was a tumble weed of green bills,

cascading down from the sky.

A surge of joy came over the mother,

scooping up her wealth.

The new found green

could afford her many things.

She and her baby lived on a pittance,

It was a slippery slope.

A smile settled in on her face

as she thought of the possibilities.

Reality hit, and Dara knew

the right thing to do.

She walked the bundle to

the nearest police station.

With sadness, she unfurled her

fingers and released the cash.

They told her to wait 30 days,

to see if anyone staked their claim.

So, she went about life,

with the diapering and the laundry.

The thirty day mark had finally come

and Dara got a call.

The money had been claimed,

a surge of anguish came over her.

Dara felt her heart drop

into her stomach.

She tried to tell herself

it wasn’t hers to keep.

Turns out the one who lost

the money, was worse off than she.

And the young mother returned

the handset back to its cradle.

She looked around her

quaint little place.

She had everything she needed,

and that was enough.

Just then, her baby took

her first step.

Dara knew her life was blessed.


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Comments 13 comments

jami l. pereira 5 years ago

A beautiful little story of honesty and morals and value , a trait many people do not have anymore , i voted up awesome and interesting! , very nice story :)


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks for your observations Jami. I wrote this story one day when I was thinking about a good samaritan I heard of. There are still good and decent people out there!


A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

This is a lovely and heartfelt story cre8ivOne. A well written prose. Thanks for sharing. Take Care :)

Regards,

A.CreativeThinker


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you Creative Thinker!

My passion is writing poetry and I just really wanted to write this kind of story. It just makes me smile to think about all the good things people do that don't expect any attention therefore they go unnoticed. Here's to all the unsung heroes in the world!! : )

P.S. I LOVE your name : )


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Oh boy what a heart warming story, cre8ivone! You've really put a lot of thought into this one. I like how you demonstrated that money isn't everything; it's our families and the people we love that count.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks Cloverleaf!

I just really wanted to tell a story of a person who does the right thing and that they are after all, satified with their life. : )


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi cre8ivOne, what a lovely story of honesty and love, beautifully written, I loved it and voting up


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you so much Movie Master!

I am glad you enjoyed it. : )


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Your Karma will be blessed for your honesty, I liked how your composed this poem, the excitement, surprise and then the worry, stress and wondering if the money would find it's way back to your hands. Alas it was recovered by the rightful owner and luckily for them as you wrote they needed it more than you. Good write, rated Up.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you for the kind words saddlerider1! I will gladly welcome some good karma! I felt very compelled to write this story. : )


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Motherhood is hard -- but such a reward too . . . Thanks for reminding us.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

It has up and down, down to up. It was a great poem. I would have kept it! lol vote up.


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you Sally and thelyricwriter! I just had this story in my head and wanted to share it. : )

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