pursuit of happiness

I can’t go any farther. I’m hungry, and my arms and legs are too tired. I can hardly breathe. I’m almost there, though. I can see her, her fearless figure with the light in her hand. And, once at her feet, I’ll be free at last. I must keep going, push with all my might. But, this water, it’s getting deeper and deeper. Wait a minute. What? Is she crying? Miss Liberty?

(72 words)

the-boat-and-miss-liberty
PHOTO PROMPT- Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

 

For Friday Fictioneers and The Daily Post’s daily prompt, Depth

 

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. andysmerdon says:

    clever – this piece (poem?) makes me feel… desperate? It also reminds me of the hardships faced by refugees. Excellent nelkumi 🙂

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you. My mind is going everywhere! 😝

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      1. andysmerdon says:

        I’m enjoying where it is going 😀

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  2. Oh … alas I only have to open up a newspaper and understand whey she’s crying.

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  3. Good take on the prompt, Nelkimi. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  4. Beautiful words to accompany a wonderful picture! – K

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you. I can’t take credit for the picture, though! 😝

      Like

  5. sheldonk2014 says:

    Great read
    Thank you for visiting
    See you on the other side of creativity
    Sheldon

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for the visit and comment.

      Like

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