Saudade… (#AtoZChallenge)

This is my 9th attempt at the month-long blogging challenge, Blogging from A to Z. I’ve completed it 5 times so far. My theme this year is 7 Sentence Fiction, and the word I’m using for S is Saudade.

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When I close my eyes, I can still hear your deep voice. I remember how you used to laugh, and how it would make me laugh too. Your footsteps I would hear even before you rang the doorbell and the door would be open to let you in. But when I close my eyes, I also remember how you had forgotten all of it.

I wish I could have helped you remember, but I know you couldn’t have even if I had had more time to try. I wish I had had more time to make more memories to remember. But it wasn’t to be… you left for heaven, grandfather, and all I am left with is this saudade.


Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier posts: Stories | for A to Z 2018.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
21st April, 2018)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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