It's time for our new Challenge - No 37. This Friday June 1, we respond to the sentence, Yes, No, Oh, alright then! Whether prose or poetry, the challenge is yours to write as you will. You can choose to include all the words at one time, or have them interspersed throughout your entry. Or it can be used as a theme of indecision. Whatever your choice, go for it, just don't forget to have some romantic element!
Yes, No, Oh alright then!
Brown hair cascades down her back skimming her derrière
Pride and joy, crowning glory, the secret romantic affair
She couldn’t give it up and make this change in her life
She said yes in a moment of pressure, too much stress and strife
After a night’s sleep she regretted her decision in the morning
Sipping her tea in the conservatory under the dawn breaking
Weighing up the pros and cons and still pondering.
The smell of the honeysuckle wafted on the slight summer breeze
She shifted her position, hands entwined around her drawn up knees
The cushions held her tightly as if his arms wrapped around her body
Inhaling deeply, breathing the essence of his thoughts knowing he wants this badly
Running through the options in the harsh light of day, her change of mind
To say no to him she’ll rehearse all the reasons that she has outlined
Her main priorities are everything that she will have to leave behind.
The day wears on; she keeps herself busy making alternative plans
Tears well up as she can’t believe he will come to understand
At first she was excited and thrilled and had no hesitation to say yes
Then the doubts and lack of confidence crashed in as she tried to access
Courage and bravery had abandoned her heart turning it to jelly
The walls were weak but she had her boundary
Somehow she couldn’t find a way to stop the feelings of misery.
The minutes ticked away constantly reminding her of the hour to come
As he walked in the door, throwing down his keys, ‘I’m home!’
The sleek, silky timbre of his voice so sultry with its English modulation
Vowels that are nicely rounded in that most elegant way of elocution
She looks long and hard in the mirror, sees the consequences of her action
She could do this but she’s afraid of the messy complication
It should be easy to turn this dilemma into joy without aggravation.
The candles are lit, the dinner table set with the best plates and cutlery
He sits opposite and takes hold of her hand stroking her wedding ring calmly
It’s OK to be apprehensive, nervous and have butterflies in your tummy
It’s been the same for him, waiting for her answer, he nods and smiles reassuringly
She grips his hand ever so tightly, looks him in the eye, oh alright then
I’ll come with you when your firm sends you to work in England.
Word count: 413 - Yikes, slightly over 400 – hope it’s still acceptable.