Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday Centus - 16

I'm back ... yes ... after a couple of weeks of silence i am back and ready to post ... and there is no better way than to start off with a centus.

This week, dear tricky, dastardly Ms Jenny has challenged us to use 16 words ... it must be autobiographical and it must be about ourself at the age of 16.   Here goes nothing ...


At 16

      I lost you

             and I lost me

The road back,

            hard

   and lonely


Writing that was surprisingly difficult ...  and in my mind "at 17" by Janis Ian is playing in the background ...  well, off to grab a fresh cup of coffee, and read about others at 16 ... come join us!

Jenny Matlock

15 comments:

Daydreamertoo said...

I wanted to join at 14...LOL Had to be patient until my 17th Birthday and on that very day I went in. :)

Bookie said...

Sad post with pathos in a few words...hope it long in the past.

anitamombanita said...

Such a hard age for some and so carefree for others. Nicely put.

Christine said...

But there is a road, and a way back, perfect 16.

beckyp said...

great post

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm really wanting to know the whole story. Very, very nice, Jo.
xoRobyn

Sue said...

You said a lot here in just a few words. Well done.

=)

Rek said...

So much pain conveyed in these words....well put, sometimes it feels like the end of the world....but you found the way back and that's what counts.

Rek said...

So much pain conveyed in these words....well put, sometimes it feels like the end of the world....but you found the way back and that's what counts.

Izzy said...

Great to see you back to posting! love this post :)

Judie said...

"At Seventeen" is the second song on my playlist! This post was a very brave one, Jo. xoxo

Lynn Stevens said...

Great to see you back Jo.
Such a sad post.
I remember 16. It was a rough time... Then I grew up!
hugs Lynn

nimaruichi said...

A world of emotion in 16 words!

nimaruichi said...

A world of emotion in 16 words!

Jenny said...

Oh gosh. Oh my. Oh teary eyes.

What a poignant and powerful little gem.

This hit me right between the eyes.

I know I've said this before but, girl, you can really write!

Hope your holidays continue to be bright and merry!