Thursday, September 29, 2016

he had not been this angry

                                                                                          Attribution: Basotxerri
Image: The Empty Bench (here)

the 12 given words:
partial shuffle doorknob swirling marry sizzle blazing,
smallest vegetables, crackle, orange swallow

stood at the door seemingly unperturbed
but feigning a disappointing morning
partial to his angry self but still
within control

he shuffled his feet grabbed the doorknob
stormed inside his head swirling his anger
now more apparent and he slumped
onto the waiting lounge chair

he had not been this angry but lately
he had been under tremendous pressure

she said she would marry him
they were supposed to sizzle
blazing a trail any young couple
would gladly undertake

but under the smallest pretext
while leisurely sitting on the bench
she confessed she was not into
vegetables no way she would turn
vegetarian crackling a triumphant
response to his appeal

she was happy with her sushi, big mac
raw herring,pasta and the like but she
could not see herself as 'a grass-eater'
in her own words and dismissed his
contention of a compromise that he
had vainly sought.

was it that bad to be a vegetarian?
he could survive on just an orange
a day without having anything else
to swallow but his pride
but still she was adamant!

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #79
Sumana's at PU's Mid-week Motif
Two Souls: Caged and Free


  1. Ah, the whole food debacle. Some people sure can get up in arms over it.

  2. Good can be a breaking point of many a fine date.. I hope they can at least have coffee!

  3. Most interesting subject Hank, My husband was vegetarian where as I love my meat. But we were together 35 years agreeing to disagree.

  4. Good thing they found out sooner rather than later!

  5. Ah, being a vegetarian is a noble thing!

  6. we can't escape our nature...caught in adamantine chain...even so called 'love' doesn't have the power to break it...very well written Hank :)

  7. I agree, this is such an interesting take on the prompt, Hank :)

  8. Very different response to the prompt. We are victims of our habits and breaking free is so hard.

  9. What a great take on the theme, Hank. And you've used all the given words!
    Well done!