Every evening when the sun
Was low in the sky
He would go to the river’s edge
To reminisce and he would cry
Not so long had passed
Since she had been lost to him
He would sit and play his piano
And drink his tonic and gin
He had moved his instrument
To this special place
To remember her as she was
Before disappearing without a trace
He had loved her deeply
And asked for her hand
She had demurely resisted
Being unsure of a wedding band
She had visited less after that day
Making excuses and avoiding him
He became despondent and sad
Imploring her to come for a swim
Just one more time he begged
And she reluctantly agreed
She was a little wary of him
But did not pay much heed
Once they were in the water
He begged her once more
Marry me please, he implored
But she again did ignore
Placing his hands on her shoulders
He pushed her down
Holding her under the water
Until she drowned
Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©
In response to Hélène Vaillant’s Willow Poetry’s Weekly Photo Prompt Nov 27- What do you see?
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Sure thing! Thanks for reading 🙂
Well, I bet she won’t say no again.. Or for that matter – anything at all! Clever! Fun! Great use of the picture prompt!
Lol, right? Yes, when in doubt writing a poem and not knowing where it might go, just knock someone off 🙂
Oh my! Macabre indeed! Bugger he was! Well done, Christine!!❤️
Thanks so much 🙂💕
Yes, how creepy was he?! 😳🙂❤️
Great twist at the end, very original work.
Thank you so much Bernie. I really appreciate your comments 🙂💕
Nice twist! Totally did not expect that. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
You’re welcome. 💐💐😁
Well…that poem took quite a turn there! But this was eerily perfect for the picture 🙂
Thanks so much Jade. 🙂💕
i like the dark side of you Christine, you start with grace and innocence and then at the end the true person comes out, we should never underestimate how much tolerance someone has. very good writing !
Thank you Gina. I hope you don’t think I’m warped! Lol 🤣
not at all, as long as you do not act upon it! LOL!! I write some pretty dark stories and it has scared a few people, so I keep them safely in my notebook. I love the dark side, shows compassion for the wronged in a bizarre way don’t you think?
Yes I do. I think you have to acknowledge that it exists for some people. Poetry is a good way to share all thoughts 💕
yikes gruesomely psycho!
I sometimes worry about myself! Lol 😂
lol I would to if that’s your best solution …
lol now you’re scaring me … 😉
Ouch! I was not expecting that. 😮
Sorry 🤭 You weren’t alone 🙂
No, it’s great! I love unpredictability; it’s hard to find.
I didn’t plan it that way…it just went there! Thanks for reading 🙂
This is so haunting and beautifully conveyed. Destroying the object of unrequited love and being held captive by it forevermore.
I know, I got a little dark on this one 🙂 Thanks for your lovely words 💕
Wow, beautifully grim. Great job, Christine.
When in doubt, just kill them off! 🙂
An amazing poem Christine, love that turns toward control for a mentally imbalanced spirit. Well done, thank you so much for this.
Thank you Hélène. I didn’t know where to go with it so I made a macabre! 🙂💕
You link did not register in the challenge post…can you try it again…I saw you post in the reader but there is nothing for it in the challenge. I hope it is not WP doing tricks again.
I just put it in your comments. Let me know if you got it. 🙂
Yes, thank you it is there now. Other people’s links are not showing up either.
I guess it’s the pingbacks are not working. Thanks for letting me know to put it in the comments 🙂
It did thanks Christine.
Oh, so barbaric!
Yes creepy huh? What a weirdo!