Sunday, July 5, 2015

How was he to explain

                                                                                             Attribution: MLMM
Image: Courtesy of MLMM (here)

Misplaced his bunch of keys
He was in a rush
His shoes were in the house
Slipped on the old slippers
How was he to explain
He had arranged to meet
To share a love so sincere
Could picture the slender pair of legs
Birds in the air gave him an idea
Bring some flowers!

(55 words)

For Kerry's hosting of 55 Flash Plus at Real Toads
MLMM's Collage Writing Prompt #114 and
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #259

37 comments:

  1. the most awaited meeting fro him!

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  2. Wonderful, breathless pace in this poem.

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  3. forget being conscious - meet the one you love no matter the situation is :)

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  4. A wonderful expressive poem Hank. Enjoyed the read.
    Yvonne.

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  5. oh...clever birds...yeah flowers would speak definitely...what a lovely piece Hank!

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  6. Birds stopped the rush...stopping to notice the world was a boon in this situation, as I assume the flowers to be well-received.

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  7. Some things are beyond explanation.

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  8. I think there are days when flowers are all that matters

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  9. Quick pace thinking in slippers! He got something right.

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  10. Ha. I am sure she will be impressed with the slippers.
    and the flowers.

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  11. Doesn't matter how one is dressed, just have to meet, slippers and all

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  12. Flowers sometimes work - a deep breath and outdoor shoes are just as welcome ;) a wonderful poem full of love and life

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  13. Flowers will make it better. Although she might wonder about the slippers.

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  14. Flowers are always appropriate!!

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  15. She should be happy that you are that anxious to see her, flowers or not.

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  16. Ah the excitement.. adrenaline pumping.. rushing to confess your love to the person upon whom you dote! Such a wonderful read :D

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  17. I hope she focuses on the flowers rather than the slippers!

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  18. A great way to build up the story and great solution to a problem.

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  19. Such a charming and clever piece Hank!

    mindlovemisery

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  20. Bringing flowers will make up everything! LOL. Hank, I dont have your current email address. Would you please email me at wildwoman2@shaw.ca ? Thanks, kiddo.

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  21. If he had his wallet, perhaps chocolates might have been a good option too :D But flowers work!

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason.

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  22. Great combination of prompts and I like the pacing in this piece.

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  23. This is beautiful, touching. And it's broad enough for the reader to bring something to the meaning. For me, it makes me think of a dear, older man with a bit of dementia going to meet his long-dead wife. Though the breathless love of youth is in there too.

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  24. Rush rush rush, your poem made me rush-read, and I thought the legs were in the air! Perhaps on the second date, if the flowers hit the spot on the first. *wink*

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  25. I say go meet the one...don't worry about the flowers she will be waiting...

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  26. Oh this sounds like a real story and a wonderful collage of images to accompany these words....flowers always make things better!

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  27. My new favorite of yours! This is exactly the comedy of errors of an excited heart!

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  28. Forgetful in love. That isn't a bad place to be.

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  29. Hank,

    I've often had a dreaded panic, that I may have locked myself outside my front door; old indoor shoes and probably not dressed for an evening outside. the pressures of multi-tasking!!
    Eileen

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  30. I'm smiling. This is so cute and depicts a most human circumstance. Glad he thought of the flowers - shoes or not.

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  31. Yes, listen to the bird..beautiful

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