Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A long face


I was a mirror for his faces. The moment, when I forgot to return 
the Long one, but instead was writhing with laughter, - before my 
eyes to this day…

He became greasy, not to find a fault.
Insidious relationships have discontinued suddenly.                              

At the party, followed company’s meeting, we were involved in 
the game ‘White elephant’. The gifts, out of use, have been brought 
by everyone, wrapped elegantly and stacked in the center of the 
circle with players. On my turn, shaking the dices, I got double ‘5’, 
- won!

The gift, pulled from the center, I unwrapped later, at home.
Stylish box revealed flowers in a vase, the cyclamens. A little note 
on the bouquet said: Good-bye...

He resigned next day after the party. When I casually looked in the 
mirror, it has showed …a long face of mine.  


Image credit: www.scenicreflections.com








27 comments:

  1. Well, being old and wry, I would say the narrator is better off :) You told a cool story around the beauty of the flower.

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  2. Ah, Sherry, thank you so much...who knows what side is right?

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  3. I love the story around the flower and its secret language~

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    1. Indeed, a secret language of the cyclamen - good-bye...~ Thank you, Ella!

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  4. Such a beautiful gift tucked in an array of white elephant gifts...lovely story!

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  5. Somethings are meant to happen and we cannot do anything about them.

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  6. What a beautiful love story with a difference. He knew already when he made that first long face!

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  7. i love how flowers have a "face" and a language as well... sometimes the communication of choice...

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  8. What a twist in the ending ~ Goodbye & face of mine - Good one humbird ~

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  9. A goodbye that was destined to be it seems, nice one

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  10. oh i bet....what a hard way to get a goodbye....and i agree with vandana somethings we just have no control over and it can be maddening...

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  11. Cyclamens are my all-time favourite flowers. I always have a pot of blooms in my kitchen. Despite the levity of your scene, you have touched on very real emotions, especially those felt when saying goodbye.

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  12. I liked how you weaved this wistful tale Irene!

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  13. Thank you, my friends! I enjoy all your comments!

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  14. Yes, I love those flowers with beautiful color, fun play 'white elephant'!

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  15. I like how you brought all the prompts together here!

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  16. Very interesting.... what a gorgeous way to say "goodbye" though.

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  17. Beautiful flowers and clever to notice they have long faces. I like how you brought the prompts together here.

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  18. Beautiful way of giving a face and a voice to a flower. It gives a fascination of 'life' to something of beauty, be it a long face! Nicely humbird!

    Hank

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  19. I once made the acquaintance of a person much like this. He was a friend of my cousin's (not a boyfriend, a platonic friend) and he really hurt her when he suddenly cut off his friendship after five years in a fit of petulance. The subject of the poem sounds a lot like him.

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  20. What a lovely little poem with a twist at the end. Really lovely.

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  21. What a beautiful poem...you weave such a tender and heartfelt story in it.

    Short Poems

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