Tuesday, 16 February 2016


The silence made her pause in the doorway
It was strangely quiet
It was never quiet on a day like this
She felt the little drops of sweat roll down her face
Something was wrong
She could feel it
Where was everyone?
Had they left her?
Had everyone moved on?
Had the rapture taken place here?
She felt so alone
No one to laugh with
No one to hug
No one!
Just her!
She looked around
The room was empty
It was a bit dark
She wasnt afraid
She was just sad
She hated being alone
It was her birthday
Her day!
She didnt deserve to be alone
She was home
But this didnt feel like home
No one was here
Had everyone forgotten it was her birthday?
How could they?
Tears welled up in her eyes
The tears felt hot
She felt hurt
She didnt expect so much
She just expected a little love
A hug
A joke
An evening with the people that mean so much to her
Her eyes and nose struck a good deal
They were leaking uncontrollably
She sniffed!
And then she sniffed again!
She could smell something yummy
It smelled like roasted
Roasted turkey?
That was odd!
Did they leave something in the oven?
How careless?!
Now, she was sad and upset!
So she followed the smell
It led her to the kitchen
And then.
they all screamed
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Sylvia Chika


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