Monday, April 29, 2013

Yours, once again!


In the middle
Of files
And papers
And empty coffee cups
He found
That crumpled pamphlet
That had come
Shuffled in the
Very many
Layers of newspaper,
The one
That had come in handy
When he had wanted
To scribble down
The number
From a road side pillar.
“Fresh flowers”
It read.
He was amazed
The way people
Found door
To their dreams.
He smoothened
The wrinkles
From the paper
As he waited
For his call
To connect.
A single red rose
Preferably with
Dew drops
On it
And
Yes, of course
There will be
A message too
“Yours, Once again, Mrs. Smith.”
The order placed,
Mr. Smith wrapped his work
Earlier than usual.
And drove back home.
He had plans for tonight.


32 comments:

  1. I loved the description of the paper and its journey and the story. Great.

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    1. Thank you so much Ann. I am glad that somebody does like the role of paper here.

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  2. This is a really neat story. I like the format, too. Thanks for linking up! Don't forget to come back and vote.

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    1. Thank you Editors. It is really encouraging to hear from you.

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  3. This is sweet and I love the paper's role in it all (:

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    1. Thank you Draug. I knew somebody would like the paper :)

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  4. Very readable, and a nice thought.

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  5. Love the dew drops! Sweet piece, Ruby!

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    1. Thank you Kymm. It is so good to hear from you.

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  6. This is so sweet. Hey, I've never gotten a single rose with dew drops on it :)

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    1. I too just plain imagined it ... have not even seen it :)

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  7. the shape makes me feel as if you've presented us with that singular rose

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  8. Sweet story and a good reminder. Love the way you chose those phrases like "...the way people found door..."

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    1. Thank you so much Lumdog. I really look forward to hear from you.

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  9. This is great Ruby! I love the crumpled up paper too. And the dew drops are the perfect touch! Beautifully done!

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  10. I feel like I hope you wanted us to, like I have more questions than answers after reading this. Really, really beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Delanie. Your words just lifted my spirits so high.

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  11. Your description of looking for the piece of paper is great. So real.

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