Monday, December 29, 2008

Stardust for One single Impression

He promised her the moon

All she wanted was a home

He promised to take care of her

She sighed as she headed to work

He said she was his everything

She picked up his dirty socks

He apologized for cheating on her

She kicked him out

He begged to be taken back

She wiped the stardust from her eyes.

28 comments:

Geraldine said...

Oh what a sad ending Linda. This was a very unique take on the prompt,well done.

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Pretty Me!! said...

loved the progression and the close !!! perfect :)

Jim said...

Thank you. If you're promised the moon take it quick(ly)!
Been there, done that with a reversal of gender. I finally got over it and just then Mrs. Jim came along. I wasn't even looking for her. Lots more stardust of a more lasting quality appeared this time.
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BTW, English teachers tend to intimidate me more than does a tall women standing beside me in an elevator!
..

SandyCarlson said...

My first thought: "I wrote this. Am writing this. Will write this." Well, very well, done.

paisley said...

well girl if that isn't life in the raw i don't know what is.....

floreta said...

i dont like empty promises. :( nice take on the prompt!

gautami tripathy said...

I like the ending. She did good.

playing for pleasing the moon

anthonynorth said...

One hell of a reality check there. Excellently hard hitting.

Giggles said...

Raw and sad...so well done!

Hugs Giggles

Deborah Godin said...

I'm not sure all those fairy tales we grew up with were helpful, but then again, it's never too late to get the stardust out.

MissMeliss said...

Oh, this is beautiful. Sad, yes, but beautiful.

Pam said...

Most promises do seem to be made of stardust and relationships are never what we think they are. Nice job of portraying the insight of reality.

Sue said...

Unlike some of the others, I don't see this as "sad" but as triumphant; standing up for one's self isn't sad. There's wisdom and courage here. I like the contrasting lines, what was promised, what was received.

fourwindshaiga said...

Careful of those guys who promise the moon!
I love the way you ended your poem!

Richard said...

and good for her, too - finally!

angie said...

Terrific interpretation of the prompt!
Love it--too bad we don't wipe that stardust from our eyes WHILE they're promising us those moons! ;)

zoya gautam said...

.."English teachers tend to intimidate me more than does a tall woman standing beside me in an elevator!"_
~great poem-a very happy new year!..

mgirl said...

I love the image of stardust in our eyes. This was sad but so real. I too love all the different takes on "stardust" (Thanks for your kind comment).

Quiet Paths said...

I liked the fact that this piece is so differently tilted re the prompt. It is amazing to me how much moon talk and stardust we'll gather until something shifts. Many people related to this. Well done piece; well written and direct.

Tumblewords: said...

It's that story. Yes. Excellent - well written and vibrant with truth.

Pretty Me!! said...

Something for you here :

http://creatingnewblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/awarded.html

John Tran said...

Ungratefulness meets the boot... I love it!

Anonymous said...

Love this poem.

Beth P. said...

Yeah, buddy...!
Thanks for the wisdom that is obviously there.

You got the trajectory so right--wow...

Thanks--no stardust in your eyes!

Noelle said...

That is powerful but but good for her for kicking him out!! She deserved the moon!

watermaid said...

Great the way you presented their opposing point of views. I too have had experience of a man who didn't deliver.

marde said...

I like the triumphant feeling at the end, 'wiping stardust from her eyes' Lesson learned. (She still has her own though, carried inside....)

gel said...

Even if the ending may have been sad at first, your strength, like the power of the stars, shines through in your writing.

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