Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
using the word troubles.
As I lay on my bed with my life slowly fading away, I listen to my family and friends talk about me and my life and the many lovely things they have to say about me; how kind and loving I was, how I always had time to talk with them and the good advice I gave, what a great cook I was and how I shared everything I had with everyone whether I knew them or not. They are also talking about how hard my life has been and all the troubles I have experienced without whining or complaining. If I wasn’t near my last breath I would sit straight up and tell them a thing or two about my life that they need to know. Oh, Lord, please give me ten minutes more before the angels sing me home so I can tell them about my life and how it wasn’t all troubles and woes. I want to tell them it was filled with the most astonishing gift of joy, the great and wondrous joy that gave me the strength to endure the troubles they remember.