Friday, November 16, 2012

Love in shadows


Playing hide and seek with you
Was so much fun
And all those little games
The stories that you shared
The shadows of the past
Holding hands with you
All come back to me

And it hurts to see
The ants hollowing up
That big old guava tree
The one that you had planted
To give us shade and love.
And like the trunk you held us both
Weak branch clung to your soul
Now that you are gone
There’s no one to hold
The branches and the leaves.

I am kind of incomplete
Like the holes driven through this plaque
But read the words I left behind
Just fill in my name
And when you do so
I hope you see them through
And that they mean something to you
For they would mean the world to me.









Lining up with Trifextra : Week Forty-two - Write between 33-333 words incorporating the following three photos.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful :) Not to be cliched, but the lyricism truly sings and I love how you melded the photos together, culminating to that confession of love.

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    1. Thank you so much Lia. I am so happy to hear these words.

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  2. This is a beautifully written piece. I was especially moved by the last stanza where she hopes the words "...mean something to you for they would mean the world to me."

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    1. Thank you Lumdog 2012. I was hoping these words would fall in place. I guess they did.

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  3. I agree with Lumdog...that last sentence was a sweet ending to a beautiful poem.

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    1. Thank you Janna. I really appreciate all your compliments.

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  4. a sweet story, lovingly and lyrically told. good work :)

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    1. Thank you Rashmenon. I am so encouraged by your appreciation.

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  5. How sweet. Great job with this prompt. :)

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    1. Thank you Cathy. I hope everybody else feels the same :)

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  6. Awww! So romantic, but bittersweet. A dark chocolate piece.

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    1. Thank you TMW Hickman. I like the way you call it a dark chocolate piece. May be I should re-title this one to something like this.

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  7. This is beautiful. Made me a little teary considering the relationship and its end - now that you're gone got to me. It would mean the world to me holds such emotion. Poignant and nostalgic - great take on the photos.

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    1. Stephanie, I am glad that the story reached out to you and I am sorry for those tears. Thank you for sharing such lovely thoughts on the piece with us.

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  8. "I am kind of incomplete." Something about that struck me. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you so much editors. Your encouragement is something I look forward to.

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  9. This is amazing Ruby. Gosh you did a good job with this really hard challenge. Bravo! :D

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    1. Thank you Linda. I am so glad that you liked this little piece.

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  10. Weak branch clung to your soul - what a wonderful phrase.

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    1. Thank you Kymm. I am glad you chose this part of the post. This is my favorite.

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Since every thought is a seed, I am looking forward to a delicious harvest.