Sunday Writing Prompt “5 by 5” – Red Roses


My Choices:

A Special Occasion – Just because

Texture- Jagged

A feeling – expectancy

Sound – tinkling

Periphery – an intermittent flicker of light


I bought her flowers just because I could,

Roses, red roses, with thorns awaiting the slightest slip,

Their jagged texture, so reflective of our relationship.

But always there was the expectancy of her arrival,

Her affection flooding over me, mine over her

Such that we soaked up the tinkling feeling we felt

Those moments when together the world was forgotten

The traumas of the past left temporarily behind us

As if in those fleeting seconds a flicker of light

Signalled a hope, a moving away from the demons

Always sitting on our shoulders, waiting to whisper

Words the unworthy fell prey to so easily.


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2 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt “5 by 5” – Red Roses

  1. Beautifully written Michael!

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