Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fourth Prompt: pick a type of person & write about them

 I've got behind. Had so much work to do I really couldn't think of a particular kind of person. But I do know a stoic. Her relationship to all life's issues is to put up or shut up. Here she is:

She refuses to give in.
Sometimes the pain
has her gaze rise
heavenward; too bad
she doesn't believe in it.

When asked, she replies
briskly, "I'll be right.
I've done it before!" As if
she has become younger
stronger, more agile.

The doctor says her heart
is beating faster. "More
excited by life?" I ask.
"Hardly!" she says, "Ouch!"
And still she won't give in.

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