“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “beside you.” Write about whatever is beside you when you read this prompt. Not when you sit down to write, but whatever is beside you right now. Take note of it if you think you might forget. Enjoy!”
The above were the directions from Linda who runs the Stream of Consciousness Saturday weekly prompt. Now when I read this what did I have beside me but a plain brown cushion. “Whatever can I write about a plain brown cushion?” I thought. Well, this is what I managed:
This plain brown cushion that lies beside me,
Has seen a lot of things in my life.
It has gone with me on summer picnics
And shared the warmth by the fire on cold evenings.
It has supported me when I was ill in bed
And been with me as I sat on the verandah with a book.
I could go on and on about its adventures,
But it’s enough to say that it has seen a lot of life.