Stories tagged “RELATIONSHIPS”

  • Are You Happy?

    Are you happy? You look happy. I'm glad.

    I mean, it hurts a little deep inside because it used to be me that made you happy but still, I'm glad.

    You deserve to be happy. You're wonderful.

    I remember that I was happy during our short time together but…

    Posted 5 months ago
  • Relationship Sonnet Pair, December 15, 2019 (2/2)

    I've never wished to act on those cruel notions

    That cross my mind at times, but I've felt anger,

    'Cos I've been hurt and suffered vile emotions.

    At these times, wrong decisions lead to danger.

    -

    I have responsibilities. I can't ignore them,

    Unless some n…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Relationship Sonnet Pair, December 15, 2019 (1/2)

    I feel a change is coming in my story;

    My heart's blown cold, then hot, from north to west

    If I am brave and honest, maybe--glory

    Will manifest itself. I'll do my best,

    -

    Retaining bound'ries while regaining sympathy,

    For my antagonist's grave burdens' w…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Sonnet for Pyretta 01

    Pyretta! Dear Pyretta, Sapphic Fire!

    Of all the souls I've known, I love yours best--

    Affection and compassion fill my breast

    Whene'er we are together. I admire

    .

    Your courage, perseverance, and your power;

    Your gentle reassurance when I'm stressed

    And in…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • If I can't trust my spouse.,..

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    Posted 2 years ago
  • 007, shaken not stirred (part one of possibly more, in time)

    Well, I was very anxious today, all day, ever since about this time last night, which is 10:30 PM. I have a lot to talk about; one thing at a time, I guess.

    I was brave today, after spending most of the day scared and blaming myself for a Grievous Life C…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Shh, Part 17

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    Posted 3 years ago
  • Double Date

    I talked to my boyfriend about my feelings of jealousy for my best friend's relationship.

    "I get that you are protective of him. You've been really close for a long time."

    "We were close, then we got together. It's all I know. It's a pattern, one that …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Like Taurus

    "She'll call." My girlfriend patted my shoulder comfortingly.

    "No, she won't. She's stubborn like that; Taurus and all." I stared down at the blank screen of my cell phone.

    "Well if she doesn't, forget her."

    "Forget her!? She was the only person who di…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Advice of the Bartender

    After lasagna and a nice night with my boyfriend, I had a chat with my best friend. He spared me the details of his recent weekend getaway. All of his sentences began with 'I' instead of 'we'. I found that interesting. He'd mention her name, but it was in…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • This Heart, My Home

    There's no place that can feel like home

    Without someone who's kind to you.

    Most any place, if I'm alone,

    Fills me with heartache ochre-blue.

    .

    The grandest palace, opulent

    With every comfort you could want;

    The cozy cottage; finest tent

    Without your love…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Cold Glow of Morning

    I thought I’d get to kiss your face

    And hold your hand when you were sad.

    I thought you’d stay, that you would wish

    My company when times were bad,

    -

    And when you thought of times to come,

    You’d seen me there beside you, dear,

    In peaceful camaraderie. I’m…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • A Smudge on the Mind

    I could see better before; I recall that night clearly.

    .

    I was clean, intact, as night fell. I think you were, too.

    It was easier to make things out then, the contrast was stark

    And I did not notice the nurse turn sick and pale at my innocence

    .

    A stone …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Alone Time

    "Alone tonight?" The bartender busied herself with mixing drinks while I sat at the far end of the bar nursing the drink I'd ordered 40 minutes ago.

    "Yep."

    "Where's your handsome sidekick?" She meant my best friend. We had been meeting here on a weekly …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • mind purge 2

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    Posted 4 years ago
  • Hearts' Mending (2)

    There's no one else who's helped me know my self,

    My heart, without dissembling or disguise.

    You showed me how; I put fears on the shelf,

    And viewed myself with sympathetic eyes.

    -

    That was a boon beyond all former gifts!

    I'd never guessed that I'd had …

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Hearts' Mending (1)

    I'd like to call and ask if you'd stop by.

    It's been too long! We really should catch up,

    But ev'ry time we visit, I get shy;

    I'd like to change that. Come, and fill a cup.

    -

    Whenever we're together, it's the same:

    It seems no time has passed. Our friends…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Silence . . . Grows

    Dinner was terse.

    Another Tuesday night, another dinner hosted by my parents. Generally, I looked forward to our Tuesday nights. My parents were both good cooks. I loved both of them, though it took me a long time to grow up and appreciate them.

    Financi…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • An Intrusive Thought

    I hadn't heard from you in several days, my dear close friend. Sunday when I thought of you I was suddenly sure that I would hear from you later that day, and that you had decided that it was best to stop all contact with me, that you could not feel any m…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • If you feel Empty

    If you ever feel empty,

    Tell me, please.

    I have bountiful love

    I’m hoping to help you

    Fill the gap and help you feel whole.

    And because I have this love,

    I have another offer for you:

    If it’s not me you need,

    I’ll willingly help you to find

    The things you…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Communication

    Leaving the kitchen light on

    Tells me that there’s dishes to wash there before going to bed

    .

    Turning your blinker on

    Lets me know what you’ll do so I won’t panic

    .

    That magnetic sign on the dishwasher

    Informs me whether the dishes inside it are clean or …

    Posted 6 years ago
  • The Secret, Part 3/3

    And now, like a spirit, your voice rings once more


    How confusing to put them together:


    Your voice, and your words, I could never expect

    
You would speak this way to me. Can we reconnect?


    With the return of hot, muggy weather

    
Comes a new conversation. …

    Posted 6 years ago
  • The Secret, Part 2

    You were so sure I'd wronged you, you'd made me believe

    It was surely my fault; but then, how?

    
All the pages grew soggy and limp with the turning;


    There were so many leads, but they all left me burning,

    
But the smoke didn't spell out an answer; well, n…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • The Secret, Part 1

    I never understood what I'd done that was wrong,


    Why you exiled me thus from my life.

    Was it something I did? Was it something I said?

    I strapped me to a table, I taped still my head

    
Underneath the hot lights. I was cut with a knife

    
But my brain wouldn…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Stalky's Nightmare 8: A Breath Away

    His ragged breath jagged on, each with an untimed pause preceding it. He stared down at the pulpy mess that had been his best dancer and most skilled voice actor. He didn't seem to understand what he was looking at. Then his eyes glazed over and he starte…

    Posted 6 years ago