Thursday, 23 September 2010

Simply - Magpie Tales # 33

Magpie Tales  hosts a weekly writing prompt, write a small vignette or poem using the photo below as your inspiration.


He handed her the bottle of perfume
she knew it was expensive
all the gifts he gave her were expensive
he gave them to show how much he cared for her
she knew that was his way
that words were not easy for him
so she would smile graciously
and accept them
acknowledging his love
but she knew in her heart
she would give them all back in an instant
to hear him just once
say I love you.

28 comments:

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

that was lovely! i hope she get to hear those words soon :)

Words A Day said...

oh a sad one, all the gifts he gave her were expensive... but hope he doesnt stop giving them to her when he gets the guts to say I love you!

Máire T. Robinson said...

Hi Deborah,
Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and reading my magpie tale. I really enjoyed your poem and I love your blog. The caterpillar picture is so cute!

jabblog said...

'A man of words and not of deeds
Is like a garden full of weeds'
I hope she learns to appreciate him ;-)

Carrie Burtt said...

How true that is...beautifully said Deborah! :-)

senderupwords said...

We all long to hear those words. Great Magpie. Love and Light, Sender

kathew said...

sometimes deeds not words speak louder. Nicely written

Stafford Ray said...

Ain't it the truth!
PS Thanks for the visit!

Helen said...

The illusive 'I love you' ... we wait and wait and wait. Nicely written!

Susannah said...

Wonderful! a really nice magpie.

Berowne said...

Powerful, moving...

Lyn said...

Isn't that the truth! Still, a lovely gesture..

Kristen Haskell said...

Lovely and so well written!

Tumblewords: said...

Well said - fine magpie, to be sure!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

when you're with a man of action
you gotta settle him down
look him in the eye
and charm those words outta him....

listen real close, now :)

Rene

kathi harris said...

That is so sad. Hope he will say those words soon.

Martin H. said...

Still, today, the hardest words for some men to say.

Very nice poem.

Systematic Weasel said...

Three simple words, always appear as difficult on the tongue. Excellent write up! =)

-Weasel

Jim Swindle said...

Poignant. I hope it's not your own experience...but better to be loved well by someone who can't express it, than to receive fake love from a person.

I like the simplicity of what you wrote.

Brian Miller said...

oh yes...there is such power in those 3 little words...great write...nice magpie!

Deborah said...

Thanks everso much for all your comments x

signed...bkm said...

keep the gifts....say the I Love You....nice..bkm

ninotaziz said...

I love you...why are they so important? It's the gift from the heart and therefore priceless?

Perhaps.

Lovely...

Reflections said...

The actions speak louder of the truth. May she hear those words as they be true! For empty words are not worth the space they fill...

Rogue said...

so much said, without punctuation! Way kewl.

willow said...

Ah, yes, we just need to hear them. Often.

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

That was a wonderful piece.... And so true.. I'm all with you in this... we really need to hear those words often if we know their presence

Deborah said...

Thank you all so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments x :o)