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Never Alone

for Vocal's Dialogue Poetry Challenge

By Christy MunsonPublished about a month ago β€’ 1 min read
Runner-up in Dialogue Poetry Challenge
Never Alone
Photo by Marek Studzinski on Unsplash

Read me a bedtime story? Pleeeeease? Just one?

I would if I could, Love.

Come tuck me in, Momma?

The darkness is endless. Endless and cold.

I waited up all night. Are you ever coming home?

I would if I could, Dear. It's out of my hands.

I used my inside voice when I flew down the stairs!

Take precious care. You're still my whole world.

I pulled the bunny ears through, just like you showed me, but Daddy don't care.

Cat's got his tongue, Kiddo. Give him some time.

I want you to make me pancakes! With a blueberry smile!

I can't grasp a thing now, hard as I try. I'm holding your hand. Can you feel me near?

I walked to the bus stop. I walked half a mile. Where are you?

I'm with you in spirit. Right here, by your side.

I played tag, Momma. With Sally and Jesse, Julie and Jen.

New friends to bring peace? Yes. I want that for you.

I did it, Momma. I came straight home after school. I done all of my homework.

Learn all that you can. You'll tackle the world.

I waited up all night, hugging Teddy's fluffy neck. I miss you so much.

It hurts. Yes, I know, Love. But I see it now. You'll be fine without me.

Did I do something wrong?

You're my perfect angel. You're never alone.

__________

Copyright Β© 06/13/2024 by Christy Munson. All rights reserved.

Author's Note: This story is written for Vocal's Dialogue Poetry Challenge.

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Comments (36)

  • π‘πŒ π’π­π¨πœπ€π­π¨π§12 days ago

    Yes! It is so good to see you in the winner's circle, Christy! Well deserved! Congratulations. Great job!

  • Wooohooooo congratulations on your win! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • D.K. Shepard13 days ago

    Congrats, Christy!! This is such an incredible piece and definitely deserving of double recognition! More if possible!

  • Congratulations on placing in the challenge. What a poignant dialogue poem!

  • Gabriel Huizenga13 days ago

    Really moving subject and execution, Christy! This is a gorgeous and rich piece, so glad it landed a runner up!

  • Cathy holmes13 days ago

    Congrats on the RU placement.

  • Dr. Jason Benskinabout a month ago

    Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Lovely and strong. I'm happy to subscribe to your work.

  • Crystal Caneabout a month ago

    Sad but made me appreciate how precious life and mothers areπŸ’•πŸ’•

  • Kodahabout a month ago

    Congrats on top story, Christy! Incredible poem! πŸ’ŒπŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰

  • Heather Zieffle about a month ago

    Such a lovely poem, and a very much deserved Top Story! Congrats!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    This was so poignant and emotional. Congratulations on your Top Story! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ I loved your poem!

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    Beautifully written, Christy. Heart warming and heart breaking. Richly deserving of the Top story and so much more!

  • Caroline Cravenabout a month ago

    Oh goodness Christy. This was heartbreaking. Excellent.

  • D. J. Reddallabout a month ago

    This is poignant and painfully clear. Nicely done!

  • The Dani Writerabout a month ago

    An emotive piece that too many understand the hard way. Congratulations on writing it and achieving a top story!

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Ouch, this is just too hard, I just want her SO BADLY to FEEL what her mum is communicating.

  • TahimaAniabout a month ago

    beautiful β™₯️

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    Very moving. My youngest talks about me dying all the time and I tell him that I'll always be with him because I will. I'm not sure in what form but I'm hoping that I will be alive to him in memories; when he is faced with challenges and thinks about what I would do; when he looks at photos; when he talks to his brother about funny incidences from the past. I've also told him that I would like to be buried and have a tree planted on my grave, so that he has a living thing to visit if he needs to, which contains, in some way, my essence. A little macabre, I know but it seems to bring him comfort to think that this leafy tree could be his mum.

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This is heartwrenching. Simply gorgeous. Congrats on the TS.

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Oh I forgot say congratulations on TS!!🀩🀩

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    In tears, you hit the heartstrings!!! Congratulations on Top Story too!!!β™₯β™₯β™₯

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    Wow, this is wonderful. Congrats on your top story

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Oh Christy, my heart was breaking when reading each line , building, building πŸ₯²πŸ₯²πŸ₯²πŸ₯² Wonderful ending- great entry!!

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