When we wrote letters

Weekend Writing Prompt #304: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 37 words using the word “Mail”.


Remember the time we wrote letters

Then waited for the mail to bring their response

A family member away from home or a friend in another city

Received specially adorned letter written from the heart

Remember when?


Word count; 37

In response to WWP- Mail, hosted by Sammi Cox



75 thoughts on “When we wrote letters

  1. I still send out happy mail. I am noturious for getting a pic of my mom looking crazy and making a postcard and mailing it to family. The first person to rat to my mom is the loser, and also me, because then my mom calls me ….

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  2. Girl Sadje, I still write letters and send greeting cards from time to time. Maybe not as much as I used to, but taking the time to write a letter is like a gift to many people ✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼 I still write to. Thanks for the memories my friend. 🥰💖🤗

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      1. Oh goodness Sadje, I get where you’re coming from. I simply love the art of handwriting and while I know that texting is the popular means of communication these days, I still embrace the essence of not losing my sense of using my handwriting ability. Thanks for the memories my friend. 🥰✍🏼🤗

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  3. I remember when I was in school, I used to write letters to my friend, but I used to give them to her by myself once the vacations get over😂.

    It’s different to what you said, but an amazing memory indeed😊

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  4. I used to write lots of letters, and of course receiving a letter in the mail from someone was always a treat! I guess emails have become the main way to communicate by writing these days, but I sure miss actual letters. 🙂

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  5. I have a friend who sends cards and notes but most people email. It’s wonderful to open the mailbox and see something other then ads and bills. That being said the only time I send mail is if it is a sympathy note, everything else is email. My bad.

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  6. Indeed I do remember the time when we wrote letters! While I greatly appreciate the convenience of instant communication via the Internet, I must admit that an email has never had quite the same excitement and anticipation as the arrival of that hand-addressed letter in the post box!

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  7. I used to have a few pen-pals… I enjoyed letter writing. Letter writing is a fading art.
    I used sealing wax too. Before the postal system charged more because the wax couldn’t go through the sorting machines. Occasionally you might still see sealing wax on the inside of an invitation.

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