Fiction Friday Prompt #11 – ‘Love is a many splendored thing’


This week’s prompt: ‘Love is a many splendored thing’

Write from: 2nd person POV

You don’t know the thrill I received

When into my inbox came your card.

I didn’t think you’d noticed me

But my heart leapt the second I saw you.

Christmas does that doesn’t it?

Allows us that one time to reach out

And you did and I hoped you might again.

But nothing after that for some months,

Just polite banter on the words I wrote

Until one day you again wrote and here we are.

I know I was always attracted to you

There was something about you.

You showed such an understanding to my cause

When in fact you had no life experience.

You made that clear that you were an innocent

But you saw my cause as being of merit

A worth you said that others would gain from.

You have brought me alive

From a place I thought long dead,

Where the monotony of life

Was commonplace

And I was ok with that

My lot in life I thought was cast

And I accepted as I aged that that was that.

But you have awakened me,

Shown me I can love again

But more importantly shown me I can be loved.

Within me there is a glow

Long thought extinguished

But today a roaring flame.

I hang on your every word

Teaching me to love again

You are my hero.

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10 Responses to Fiction Friday Prompt #11 – ‘Love is a many splendored thing’

  1. Heart felt emotion reflected at being given that second chance.

  2. JackieP says:

    Everyone should have such a hero. Well done Michael.

  3. loricarlson66 says:

    Beautiful, Michael… nothing like getting another chance for love 🙂

  4. phylor says:

    It is good to hear that there can be second chances as we age. Learning to love is a wonderful feeling. And your poem evokes “Within me there is a glow,” very well. It’s so special to have a hero and a teacher in love.

  5. DELL CLOVER says:

    Marvelous, wonderful–love is that many splendored thing.

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