Writing Prompt #140 “Collage 14″ – Loveable.


She lived in a small room at the back of the Chemist

An anonymous woman

Who read a lot, cooked or rather baked

Her goods in high demand.

Saturdays she attended the market

Set up her stall

Laid out her wares

Within hours she’d sold out.

People asked her for recipes

She gladly gave what she could

As any contact was better than none.

In her small room her thoughts turned

From baking and selling

From recipes and contacts

To the one she most missed.

Gone now but never forgotten

She craved to know

Was he still out there?

Was he happy?

Content to be away

Far removed from her needy clutches.

She had yearned for his love.

Dangling it in front of him

He laughed, ignored her overtures

Rather he took, took, took,

Leaving her a shell

Battered and beaten

Her soul in tatters.

She closed her door

Shutting out memory

Wrapped herself in all she knew

To ward off the tremors

The realisation that being

Nice was achievable,

Being lovable impossible.


Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/writing-prompt-140-collage-14%E2%80%B3/

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26 Responses to Writing Prompt #140 “Collage 14″ – Loveable.

  1. Oh yes! I have felt this. So good!

  2. Too sad. She just never met the right person. Our hearts do that to us sometimes. We want what is not meant for us. Sad tale told well.

  3. evocative and poignant, gorgeous writing Michael

  4. Deb says:

    I often feel like I am nice…but not lovable. This hit a lot closer to home.:-( Nice piece.

  5. Oh, so very well done. You’ve created an entire story, with all necessary elements, in so few words. I didn’t take too much initial heed to the pic until after I’d read your words and then appreciated your interpretation of it all the better. Really well done on all counts.

  6. Lori Carlson says:

    Wonderful story/poem, Micheal! One I can relate to so well…

  7. Suzanne says:

    How sad. There is such deep suffering hidden behind the smiles of some people.

  8. mj6969 says:

    wow – this is one very evocative and poignant piece Michael – totally impressive and touching in many ways 🙂

  9. Oh, in tears again. Cuts close to home, close to the bone. Sometimes the truth is just too . . .

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