A handful of words …

for Ragtag Daily Prompt which today is hosted by Christine and the given word is Trail.




devil_inside_by_sophiaviolette-d6g7cbaYou didn’t ask. You just walked into my life, an uninvited guest. 

Until then, all was pefectly ordered, gratifyingly so.  I was content.

For reasons I will never understand but forever regret, I stood aside and let you change everything;  things which until then I’d felt at one with. 

You rearranged my thoughts, my memories, my hopes, my ambitions.  I was no longer my own person.  You took over.  I looked on as you invaded my very being.

Then, as suddenly as you arrived, you walked back out leaving a trail of destruction in your wake.

                                            Why oh why did I allow you to occupy my mind?



21 thoughts on “A handful of words …

  1. Mason Bushell Jan 10, 2021 / 15:39

    Thats a powerful look at the damage a person can cause. I hope its not real and if it is, I hope you can heal and move on with the happiness you deserve.

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  2. Christine Goodnough Jan 10, 2021 / 16:03

    Thanks for sharing this intriguing story. Although it could well refer to some person, this “uninvited guest” could apply to some other things as well, like an obsession or some disease. Though neither of those tend to walk out on their own. 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 10, 2021 / 17:16

      An interesting thought, It could indeed be a voice in her head, but I did have a person in mind when writing it. Thanks, Christine.

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  3. Denise Hammond Jan 10, 2021 / 16:26

    Well done. Of course, my American brain couldn’t help relating the tale to our current potus.


  4. sgeoil Jan 10, 2021 / 17:58

    Sometimes we just aren’t as strong as we would like to be! But, the regrets can be just as damaging.

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