What I see

the story, largely untold

in hollow eyes, dare i behold ?

as we pass in the street

at a common hour

them two

and i

an unwilling wallflower


this is the telling of averted gaze

sharp glimpses, in acid haze

where passion once dared to tread

it’s distant echo, a severed thread


this is the telling of hope emaciated

stumbling forward, duty bound

finger mark bruises at cuff link edge

a destiny soured, scarred, uncrowned


this is the telling

of closed doors, midnight yelling

glass shards of anguish there dwelling


my wallflower imagination

ever trembling


Thanks to S.G for this challenge …to write about a ย random topic: “a couple I saw on my way home from work.” Much harder to complete than I had originally thought. And the more I imagined them, the more dark the writing became.

66 thoughts on “What I see”

  1. Lovely piece Diana and well worth your muses’ effort to create this poem. I wrote about an older couple in a short story that I believe still resides on my site. I saw them coming out of the restaurant I was eating in and was inspired. Well done!

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    1. Many thanks dear Renee!
      Older couples surely do inspire, don’t they?… and had I seen one in my mind’s eye this certainly would have been a completely different composition.

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  2. Thereโ€™s so much of feelings in there. I was overwhelmed even reading this.
    A kiss for the beautiful kind that created it and kisses for beautiful hands that presented it.
    Love โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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      1. Words canโ€™t even begin to touch upon the emotions we feel – yet I would declare that we writers are better than most at expressing our sugar encrusted thoughts, sweet lady! Have terrific Monday! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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  3. Brilliant use of metaphor there….

    “and I

    an unwilling wallflower”

    I wonder if you have first hand experience of such cruelty to draw out so vividly through your words….

    However, as you already know… you are the best at your happy mood work. A positive soul radiating positivity all around…

    Nice writing there for the theme… ๐Ÿ™‚ I am happy…:)


    1. So grateful to you for your words, dearest S! I am such an uplifted spirit of late so your sense of my positivity is indeed accurate.
      I must admit I have no experience whatsoever on the topic, and this is why I mulled words in my mind for some time before anything came of it. I almost needed more time to complete the challenge ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Nistha! How delighted I am to read your comment. And the word โ€œextraordinaryโ€ finds me completely taken aback…certainly my smile couldnโ€™t be more intense ๐Ÿ˜ Hope your day is bright!!

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    1. Well, here am I reminded that there have often been times when Iโ€™ve wanted to take your moving, your so well written comments and save them (in a velvet pouch, tucked by my heart).
      But I guess they are saved in these recesses of WP and I will return to both read and smile whenever I so please.
      You have made such a huge impact on me, my dear B ! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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