Raining petals

Gerber daisy petals

Beautiful flowers
Red, my favorite
Daisy petals too tempting
Not to pluck
A fortune to tell,
A future to ponder
Each crimson blade
Aimed at my soul
Cupid’s true arrow
Or love’s cruel dagger
One by one, bringing
Hope or despair
Joy or misery
Ecstasy or pain
The outcome a mystery
Once begun
Cannot be interrupted
Once decided
Cannot be undone
The arrows cannot be returned
To Cupid’s quiver
The daggers cannot be withdrawn
From my heart
They cannot be recounted
What is done, is done
The fates have chosen
This won’t be pretty
He loves me not
Heartless bastage!

The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is ‘Pretty’

17 Comments Add yours

  1. barbara says:

    Oh, Tara. “They” do say we should write what we know. I always feel, no matter your subject, that you KNOW whereof you speak. Sigh. Beautiful in its hurtfulness.


  2. Ok, I give, what is a “bastage”? (Of course I’ll probably have looked it up by the time you answer this.)



    1. Tara R. says:

      It’s just my ‘kinder, gentler’ way of saying ‘Bastard.’


  3. Aleta says:

    Very intense and perfectly matched to the picture.


  4. Your picture is perfect with your poem!


  5. Lance says:

    This: “Each crimson blade
    Aimed at my soul
    Cupid’s true arrow
    Or love’s cruel dagger”

    is amazing. You did a lot here.


  6. Elastamom says:

    I just love how your pictures and your words are always teamed together so perfectly.


  7. this is magnificent.


    I read it 3 times and still find it, well, MAGNIFICENT!


  8. Diane Turner says:

    Loved this piece. Your words get right into it and and wring out every emotion.
    Thanks for sharing.


  9. Maggie Grace says:

    Loved the line with the quiver and not removing daggers. And I learned a new word. Bastages! Must add to vocabulary. Nicely done!


  10. Papparaci says:

    I like this Tara, good work.


  11. CyndyNewsome says:

    How could he NOT??
    Simply unfathomable.


  12. Kir Piccini says:

    oh Tara, I stopped to read this from my email feed and crumbled.
    that last line is perfect, so PRETTY in its ugliness and hurt.
    “The arrows cannot be returned to Cupid’s quiver’
    Oh how I loved that line.


  13. LceeL says:

    I love the “Johnny Dangerously” reference – in fact, I love the whole piece. So very well done, you.


    1. Tara R. says:

      I should have used ‘fargin’ bastage,’ but I ran out of words.


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