Thursday, July 14, 2016

How she loved the freedom

                                                                                        Attribution: Andrew Storms
Image: Happiness  (here)

3WW given words:
carefree ear-splitting
deadpan (a face showing no expression)

Sunday's Whirligig's the 12 given words:
thumb flick lonely parakeet sits plum 
buttocks game shelf nags cook turn

Poets United  -  absence

Carefree days were back and problems kept at bay
No more ear-splitting screams reverberating across the room
She could just thumb her nose deadpan at anything 
that moved with a flick of her fingers
Such was the feeling unshackled off the bonds of a relationship
How she loved the freedom

She felt lonely though, as a parakeet sitting plum on her buttocks
But game for anything to fill up the void
His absence was telling initially as shadows of movements dancing on the shelf
That came incessantly foraging unto her feminine innocence
But now she was spared

At least there were no more nags or long discourse
She could now cook up some ideal scenes of happiness
To turn an empty room into something boisterous
A celebration of sorts with a big hurrah
Yes, finally, evaporation!
He was gone for good, forgotten!

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #68
Thomg's 3WW #488
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  absence


  1. absence that gives freedom is sure to be enjoyable...well written Hank...

  2. I can relate to that Hank, being in a not so good free,but there is the lonely side to it. Excellently put. Well done.

  3. I especially like imagining the "shadows of movements dancing on the shelf" and slowly fading away.

  4. If there was screaming involved, she didn't need him. Nice use with the words, Hank.

  5. Toss the jerk aside and enjoy life's ride. Way for her to be.

  6. Hank, you do so well with these word prompts. Well, I guess she is better on her own.


  8. No wonder she's so happy she figured it out and came out on top.

  9. "A parakeet sitting plum on her buttocks"---haha, nice imagery :-)

  10. A good absence...much needed sometimes to purge and let go so we can find freedom and happiness! Nicely done....

  11. Absence of someone undesirable surely leads to some relief and excitement. Excellent write.

    Lots of love,