"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Monday, August 29, 2011

Red Umbrella Rain

His beautiful day
turned bleak.
The rain washed
the sun from the sky.

A diamond ring
still closeted in
a velvet box
hides in a handled bag.

The red umbrella
taunts his romantic heart.
A candlelight proposal
rejected by his love.

Crimson raindrops
hide falling tears,
dejection reflecting
in stoned puddles.

The walk home longer
with a broken heart.
Questions follow him
In the dark.

©Susie Clevenger 2011

Magpie Tales Prompt # 80
Photograph: Christopher Shay



beccagivens said...

I have always felt bad when I have heard of dejected proposals ... painful indeed! Nicely written to capture the emotions ... love the idea of the red umbrella against the stark night of rain ...

Ginny Brannan said...

Unrequited love...so sad. You captured the image so well.

Theresa Milstein said...

Poor guy! Nice job with the magpie!

R. Burnett Baker said...

So well written: You infuse this photo with painful emotion.

Morning said...

perfect when one loves for sure.

Lucy Westenra said...

A hint of heartbreak here. Nice one.

Trellissimo said...

Can't win 'em all...

HyperCRYPTICal said...

The awful disappointment of unrequited love - so sad.

Anna :o]

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