All in a Word – Writing Prompts – The Visit.


You visited yesterday

First time in ages I had seen you

Nothing has changed

Has it?


You are not as good as me.

I have more material wealth than you’ll ever have.

My husband is a better man than you’ll ever be.

I was chief judge today.

We save lots of money

We build things to show for it.

We went on a trip

We are planning a trip

I’d do this to your house.

That is worthless

This is something.

Where’s the dinner set?

It’s worth thousands

Your sister? Trust her.

Your portrait makes you look so old.

Where’s the vase I gave your mother?



I watched as you sneered at what I own

You derided what I have

You ridiculed

You tried to humiliate.


Your stocks in trade

Don’t work anymore

Like water off a ducks back

I laugh at who you are.


For all your attempts

As futile as they are

To white ant what I am

You underestimate the real me.


Love wins out every time

If squashes your very desire

To put down the man I am.

I will always be triumphant.


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17 Responses to All in a Word – Writing Prompts – The Visit.

  1. RoSy says:

    Can this person leave & not come back?

    You always do such a great job with the prompts! 🙂

  2. Bastet says:

    Oh my what a terrible person…seems the prompt came up at the right moment, you certainly had more to inspire than just a word! I like how yu put the poem together…too bad for the lousy visit though!

  3. Yikes Michael his person must have been a challenge. I had an uncle who married a wealthy debutante and his family was very much like what you’ve described. I remember I was showing my cousin (his daughter) wedding photos and she was whispering to my aunt/her mother how fat and ugly I was loud enough that I could hear. My uncle rarely came to visit sometimes on holidays and he would degrade my mother/his sister in front of her friends and the rest of our family. He’d say she was doing a bad job taking care of their mother letting her live in our dirty house but he refused to help in any way with his mother’s care. He didn’t even bother to visit his mother when she was dying because he didn’t want to interrupt his vacation. A difficult man to be sure.

  4. JackieP says:

    A very unpleasant person to be sure. Whoa, and you were probably the nice gentleman you are despite her. Lots of emotions in this Michael. Glad you don’t see her often.

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