#SoCS Sept. 17, 2022 – Ring

Linda’s SoCS prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Bonus points if you use it as both. Have fun!

"She's not home, yet, I'll give her a ring."
Voicemail left, then I hear a ping
Phone left here on the bedside table

And then I spy the glint of a ring
My heart contracts, I feel the sting
Head spinning, I sit, unstable

Under the ring a crumpled note
'Dear John,' her unsteady hand wrote
'I'm sorry it had to come to this

By now, I realise you'll know
And so I think it's time to go
without that fabled one last kiss

She told me in my dreams last night
She'd take me before last light
I couldn't let you see

My body's broken, my mind a mess
Yet you never loved me less
I hope you forgive me

Goodbye my love, know I'm at peace
No more pain, no more meds increase
This thing, it has not won

Instead, it's me, gone at my will
Even though my eyes, they fill
Tears, I choose to shun

...

Ritu 2022


I must say, I have no idea where this came from...

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Sep 22, 2022 @ 02:42:16

    Sad and beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

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  2. Erika
    Sep 18, 2022 @ 16:28:00

    Wow, that was poignant, Sis.

    Liked by 1 person

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  3. D. Wallace Peach
    Sep 17, 2022 @ 22:56:45

    A touching poem, Ritu. Beautifully penned.

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. Sadje
    Sep 17, 2022 @ 17:19:38

    Beautiful, poignant poem

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  5. beth
    Sep 17, 2022 @ 13:43:15

    wow, beautiful and powerfully sad, Ritu

    Liked by 1 person

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  6. Dan Antion
    Sep 17, 2022 @ 13:37:38

    That’s so sad, Ritu. I’m glad you don’t know where it came from. It’s very well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

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