Weekly Writing Challenge: Tanka Treasure Map

When my husband died

There was no way to go on

Then I found the map,

“To my sweet, sweet love,

I leave you treasure of old.”


Down the road and back

I ran, unable to stop

Do I believe it?

Could it be true? Or a trick?

I took it on and drove away


Up our hill I climbed

For hours and days it felt like

But only minutes

I found our spot at the tree

I dug until I found it


His initials found

I knew it was made for me

I cried at his thought

The sacrifices he made

Even in death, he was here


Inside the box was memories

Of many times together

I sat, shook, and cried

Until I could cry no more

I felt myself start to go


My tears began to wrap

Around me as I flew up

I saw his face shine

And welcome me home again

I was free and he was here



Weekly Writing Challenge


Author: stuffytales

I'm a Mum of two fabulous boys and an undetermined number of very mischievous stuffed animals.

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