It's time for Romantic Friday Writers, a bi-weekly blogfest hosted by Denise and Donna who challenge us to write romantic prosetry (prose and/or poetry) in 400 words or less based on the given theme. RFW is open to everyone and you don't even have to be a member to take part, but membership does come with a few privileges! The challenge for Wk41 is "Three Things You Could Have Done Better". To read the other entries or to add one of your own, click here... For membership & submission guidelines, click here...
(Word count: 260 *MPA - see code below post)
Lady Flower, it saddens me knowing my morning prayers for you were never welcomed at the altar of your shrine or even heard within the kindness of your listening heart.
You turned me away every time with a prudent smile and refused the sunflowers I offered you, simply because they were not roses bought from riches and gold.
Yes, because of my inexpensive garb and unappealing image, you laughed at me, even when I tried to shelter you from the rain.
I knew I could never have your sweet friendship, so to enter your path with honeyed words was never my intention.
All I ever wanted was for you to take notice of my admiration for your beautiful image and to embrace my kindness with the lowest rank of flowers now wilting in my trembling hands.
If I were a king, I could offer you kingdoms of silver, platinum and gold.
If I were a learned man, I could read aloud poetry to you from the world's greatest love poets.
In fact, if it were in my power, I would bathe you in Jasmine and honey and then cover you in perfumed oil.
Sadly, I am frail in appearance and cannot speak with a poetic tongue, but I am honest and bear the gift of faithfulness born from a deathless love.
Gorgeous stranger, I want nothing from you, except perhaps a smile to motivate me to nurture these abandoned flowers back to life, before the sting of death closes the tear-filled eyes of this lonely and poor, but contented man.
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