Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Mini-Challenge & Open Link Monday posts


 
A Grain of Love

It was love at first sight, she thought.
A fiery hot courtship followed, she was persistent,
their being together nearly night and day.
Wedding bells' gongs screaming
in her head, begging for fruition.
.
Our handsome young lad was making noises,
sounds of another kind, Please Mary, I need ...
When she'd hint of that blissful day he fidgeted,
coughed lowly, and begged her leave.
Worried a little she took her stand.
Devious it might be, invitations to stay increased.
  .
Oh John, O John, hold me tighter,
I love you so became her consistent whisper.
Whispered softly in his ear.
Night after night, passion abounding,
Oh Johnny, do you love me too?
  .
It took a measured while but then one night,
his wine-breathed whisper barely sounding,
I love you too, Mary, I love you too.
With wedding thoughts more intense,
she dreamed of that day,
surely coming very soon.
  .
Months had passed then her thoughts quickly changed.
  .
She'd have to ask and ask she did.
Veiled at first with feigned humor,
talk about the rabbit dying.
Made no sense to John. Come, come to me,
I'll get you a new one tomorrow.
Johnny, it isn't a real rabbit.  
No, my test said "a happy day is coming."
  .
Later that night when John was with the guys,
they told him what she had meant.  
Oh damn, O da...  He texted her that night,
gibberish about a fast job change in another town.
I'll text you when I land and
send you some money soon when I can.
 .
I am sorry. Be seeing you.
  .
Mary's note they found.
Nothing in it made much sense. 
One line "to John,"
 .
"Was there one, even one grain of love?"
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Photo, Poem Copyright, ©  2011, 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

- I'm linked with Kerry at the Real Toads, Sunday Mini-Challenge: In Other Words (Link)
- There Kerry picked a couple of novels, I am writing mine in honor of her second selection,
A Grain of Wheat, a novel by Kenyan novelist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
and again Monday
- with Kerry at the Real Toads, Open Link Monday (Link)
 

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11 Comments:

At Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:55:00 PM, Blogger Björn Rudberg said...

What a devastatingly sad story.. So sad when commitments are the scariest thing, and the most necessary thing.. That note so very sad...

 
At Monday, October 20, 2014 6:52:00 AM, OpenID manicddaily said...

Not much love for sure! I had a smile (smile isn't exactly the right word) over the old rabbit test. Thanks. k.

 
At Monday, October 20, 2014 7:57:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

A sad tale, all too familiar, I'm afraid, and very well-told.

 
At Monday, October 20, 2014 8:58:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Reminded us of the song "Dear John", Dr Jim :)

 
At Monday, October 20, 2014 9:12:00 AM, Blogger Gail said...

Well done!

Thanks for coming by.

 
At Monday, October 20, 2014 12:05:00 PM, Blogger Tempest Nightingale LeTrope said...

I always think the phrase "if you wouldn't want to make her your wife, don't make her a mother" is a wise one for fellows to live by.
My ex husband was actually quite happy to marry me. Unfortunately, we both brought a lot of baggage into the marriage, which is why it didn't last. We have a son together, and we have remained civil with each other.
http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2014/10/octpowrimo-2014-day-20.html

 
At Monday, October 20, 2014 4:23:00 PM, Blogger Grace said...

How sad in the ending Jim ~ Tragic to be dumped that way ~

 
At Monday, October 20, 2014 5:37:00 PM, Blogger Justin Lamb said...

Sad and realistic in many situations. I like the straight-forward language that you used.

 
At Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:17:00 AM, Blogger Susan said...

What a sad tale! Unfortunately it is too common. A woman stuck by a man I know for 5 years of evasion. When she finally left him, he met a woman he was engaged to in a month and married to within a year! I think I' hearing the story now from his side.

 
At Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:23:00 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

Sadly there're so many that "bail-out" he'll be regretting his decision.

 
At Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:52:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

wow - quite a book - and a story that is as old as time I think. :)

 

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