#Writephoto – Tower

They say she waited forever.  From the top of the tower you can see the entire valley.  He said he would come back for her.  She believed.  So she waited.

Each day, she would climb the steps to the top of the tower.  They told her she was mad.  But she believed.  So she waited.

Back then, you could see her in the top window, searching, searching, for her beloved.   It was rumored that he died in battle.  She would have none of their lies.  She was told he would be back.  She believed.  So she waited.

The tower is empty now.  But on cold clear nights, if you sit quietly at the base of the tower and listen; sometimes you can hear her weeping.  She believed.  So she waited.

Copyright (C) 2017 Penny Wilson

 

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing and in the Poets Quarterly published by Prolific Press in Spring/2019. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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14 Responses to #Writephoto – Tower

  1. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up – Tower – #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

  2. Novus Lectio says:

    Oh you’ve reposted it!
    I didn’t know , sorry

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  3. WaltPage says:

    Wow! Just wow! ❤❤

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  4. What a powerful piece, open to the reader’s interpretation. I compare this to domestic abuse– the victim waiting waiting waiting in her tower for him to change. Because she believed he would.

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  5. Sue Vincent says:

    Lovely tale, Penny.

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  6. Oh, Penny, this has given me the shivers. I don’t know if you do awards but if you do, I did nominate you for the Blogger recognition award. If you would like to join in, here is the link: https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/blogger-recognition-award-2/

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  7. Novus Lectio says:

    Ohhhh wonderful! What then?

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