It's time again for Romantic Friday Writers, a bi-weekly blogfest hosted by Denise & Donna who challenge us to write romantic prosetry (prose and/or poetry) in 400 words or less based on the given theme. For Wk42, the challenge is "I NEED A CHANGE!". 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. For submission/membership guidelines, click here... To read the other entries and/or join the fun, click here...
(Word count: 237 *MPA=Minimum Critique Points Acceptable)
This on-again, off-again love affair has played its final scene and it has become pointless in discussing it further or shedding any more unnecessary tears over it.
The fixation I once had for your bashful smile has faded away just like a figment of my imagination on a rainy day.
Darling, the emblematic touch of your silky hands is no longer the imprint my flesh desires neither are the kisses from your rosy lips the fire my heart welcomes.
Sadly, you misled me with the warmth of your embrace, the poetic words of love falling falsely from your tongue and the silence you spoke all too often, especially on those nights when I could not even reach you by phone.
Yes, my dear, the final scene of this love affair is over and so are the misery, heartache and bitter tears I endured for months over the mystery of you.
No longer am I bound to a woman whose faithfulness, sincerity and love does not match mine, for the shackles of my doubt and mistrust have been cast into the winds, signaling the beginning of sweet freedom for me.
As a new day dawns on the horizon, I bid farewell to the past and welcome many more glorious moments with someone else who might not be as beautiful as you, but whose tears are honest enough to sustain me with love until the end of my days.
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