Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Nice - Three Word Wednesday

Three Word Wednesday where you write something using the three prompt words.
This week's words are  ... Demure, Offend and Volatile


She learned from a very young age not to offend, to mould and be,
it was subconscious, unintentional, but it worked for her
she never faced the volatile outpourings of others
they were strategically avoided with kind words and helpfulness
she was the epitome of demure
a 1950's housewife, perfect
yes, you can be perfect if you just try hard enough
but after a time she forgot who she was
she doubted she ever knew
then one day she raised her perfectly controlled tone
and screamed
it was then that everything she had ever known was thrown into the air, and when it fell
she picked up the pieces and looked at them, one by one
and in time, she found a place for each of them
after she'd finished
she found that her character had remained demure
and that she was still helpful and would still say kind words
but she was just nice
not perfect
and she never tried to be again
because nice was who she was
and that was just fine.

14 comments:

Nessa said...

It is more than ok to be nice. Nice has gotten a bad reputation and it is totally undervalued.

Deborah said...

I do agree Nessa and thanks for popping by, it's always nice to get your comments :o)

ThomG said...

There's a lot to like in being nice.

Susannah said...

I really love this...nice writing!

Thomma Lyn said...

I like this, "nice was who she was, and that was just fine." Speaks of hope that she has connected with her deeper self instead of the self that has been foisted upon her by societal expectations.

Dreamer said...

I agree with Nessa. Nice is a quality that is highly under appreciated in today's world. Love the way in which your character has accepted her own niceness.

Deborah said...

It's nice to know people do like 'nice' :o) ... thank you for the comments everyone, they're much appreciated x

jaerose said...

I am so glad she found she could scream and still be nice! Always important to let out a scream now and again! Thanks for your visit..Jae

swapnap said...

This definitely had a very controlled flow to it.Enjoyed reading.

Amity said...

well, it happens, when even if you're the nicest creature, but when enough is enough, you lost control of your being demure, and then and there, your other personality will show, but still, you remain nice.

this is so true! i could relate to it! :)

ms pie said...

love how she found herself amongst the pieces of herself and putting herself back together all the more pleasing knowing how acceptable she is just as she is... i once sed to a 4 year old little girl i babysit... ok, today are you going to be a nice girl or a mean girl... compassion and empathy go a long way in the darkness...

Jingle said...

u have so high talents, love to see you shine in so many categories and with such perfect poetry work.

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Deborah said...

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