Written for OLWG #49
“I want to hear you sing it,” she tells me with her crooked grin. Her deep blue eyes glistened and golden pre-Raphaelite curls hang in ringlets that frame her face.
Kiddingly, I say, “I forget how it goes.”
“No you don’t,” she laughs, and wraps her arms around my neck.
“Alright, but only this one more time.”
“OK,” she agrees, so I begin to hum.
Her smile grows larger. She realizes that she has won, “I can’t hear you,” she whispers into my ear.
I increase the volume ever so slightly and sing. “Rock a bye, and good night,” she lays her head on my shoulder and sighs.
“Thanks, Daddy,” she says softly and closes her eyes.
This week, the prompts were:
- I forget how it goes
- It’s a blessing
- I can’t hear you
Don’t think! Write!
You have 25 minutes but if it takes longer – just don’t tell anyone.