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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: October 27, 2020      Views: 90

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"A Month In The Life Of Ella T." by Cynthia Adams1
Bachelor #1 walked up the drive in sneakers 
and jeans, carrying pink carnations. Any
florist can tell you they symbolize gratitude.
Ella slipped out of her soft ruby dress, 
carefully folding in the thigh slit,
and met him at the door in a slate blue shift.
(Enough said.)

Bachelor #2 couldn’t stop talking. He admitted
he was nervous, poor soul, and maybe
a drink or two would help. He handed over a 
bunch of semi-wilted, black-eyed-Susans
and confided he’d bought them because he liked the name.
(More than enough said.)

Bachelor #3 had apparently read the manual.
He came dressed in classy casual from head to toe
and from somewhere in the middle, produced six
perfect red roses. He suggested Ella pick the restaurant
and then proceeded to reel off the calorie count of every morsel. 
(What can you say?)

Ella looked in the mirror, really looked, and stuck out her tongue 
at the judgmental, needy, demanding shrew she’d become. 
Before she could back out, she drove to her ex’s house, hefting a
bundle of yellow daffodils. She leaned on the buzzer and waited.
“Man, Ella,” he said. “That’s a lot of forgiveness you’re asking for.”
Before she could answer, he swept her up into a soft, familiar kiss.
(Who can say?)

Short and Colorful writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
Write a poem which incorporates at least two colors. The idea is to use colors to infer meaning. Poem may be rhyming or not.


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