Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 20 January 2013)
Once again, here is my offering to ‘Picture it & write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Eliabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
So you think you can have me.
So you think I care.
So you think the world is round.
What do I care!
What do I care; what do I care…
I don’t seem to care about much these days. I’m like that old clock on the wall; it’s stopped.
It stopped ticking some time ago. I think it was when you left.
Yeah; I think that was when it stopped.
It dawned on me that life was less than a flower; less than a pond; less than a mediocre grain of salt.
Yeah, that happened when you left me, encased in this frozen waste of bitter blue.
Yes, Sheri…. Depression can be so very sad…!
I remember it well… 😉
Harsh words Carolyn. good use of the prompt!
Thank You, Joe… She looks so ‘tortured’ to me….!
I loved your ‘take’…
“A lady’s peculiar lover
Wrapped her in a sheet of blue rubber
She said “You say I look best
But please give it a rest
If it isn’t one thing it’s another!”
Ha ha…. 😉
Me and Anne were having a poetry off! We wrote stories for this too!
Definitely a keeper for the next book, Joe… 🙂
Suggestion noted. Though that may be a while!
awww very sad. 😦
It is Rebecca, it is….!
BTW – I have tried to make comment upon your blog however, it tells me that it does not accept my WP credentials…. How mean of it…! It obviously does not know that I am a sweet and lovable human being, and not a nasty old robot… 😉
Weird. I haven’t seen you in my spam folder. What does it say?
Hurray…! I’m accepted… Now I feel as special as all those others who get to talk with you….! 🙂
You are special. LOL Thanks for trying 🙂
‘So you think I care’
Always cuts like a knife
Oh, it is an awful expression, to be sure…! Ug…!
I like what you did with the prompt, Carolyn. Well done.
Thank You, Lori; much appreciated….! 🙂
Carolyn – the image is immense – I hear trapped inside my head
Absolutely Scott… and I can’t get out…!
And Yes, I agree; the image is so powerful….! It seems the harder she tries to escape, the more trapped she feels…. Ug, ug and more ug…! 😉
As you know me fairly well, as far as that goes, you know I don’t use this word lightly.. excellent, my dear…. Powerful, defiant, while still vulnerable. Good work, milady….
Oh, my dear Ned…. Yes, praise indeed, my friend…!
Thank You; yes, I know you as a literary genius, my good man; praise indeed…
Just callin’ it as I see it, my dear, and honesty would compel me to withhold praise if I didn’t mean what I said…. so… excellent, indeed…
hurt..hurting..sad..and a very effective take on the prompt..good going, Carolyn
Thank You so much, Padmini….!
Yes, hurt…! I believe there wouldn’t be ‘one’ who has not experienced such pain…! 😉
Ah! You did good. I considered trying this prompt but my imagination couldn’t come up with something.
Oh Kim, I know that feeling well….! 😉
Thank You, my sweet… xoxoxo
poor mister or miss blue 🙂
well written piece! hope s/he rises above it and laughs at those who thought that h/she is dead 🙂 silly human beings with their stupid arrogance!
Yes, Sharmishtha, hopefully this will be the case for all those in these circumstances… 🙂
the picture is gorgeous! loved it! even though it looks like the man/woman is tearing free from the wrapping around him/her and setting free.
So sad but fits the pic to the T. And the repetition of “What do I care” is very effective. Great job on the prompt! 🙂
Yes, it is very sad, and happens to so many of us…! 😦
Very kind of you; Thank You…. 🙂
Well written Carol.
That chick reminds me of the woman that played Zan in Farscape – think her name is Virginia Hey – from Aus 😉
Thank You, Ghia…
Yes, I know of whom you speak… She has played a number of Aussie roles throughout her career….! I can see the resemblance… 😉
And it’s not just the blue 😉
Enjoyed Farscape – was a good show 😉
Haha… I agree. No; it’s more than that…! 😉 Her bone structure; to be sure..!
I like the part about how the clock stopped ticking. Like a parallel for when your heart stopped ticking. It reminded me of my Nana singing me a song when I was little, called my Grandfather’s Clock. ♪♫ It stopped short, never to go again, when the old man died. ♪♫
Thank You, Anne.
Yes, I too sang that song as a little girl. I haven’t heard it in many a year now. And yes, the parallel (to this song) is a good one…! 🙂
What a picture for a prompt…you served it well with your words, Carolyn, and I loved the last line. Wonderful.
Thank You, Yaz…
Yes, I most certainly agree; it is an incredible image; to be sure..!
I can feel the hurt, the pain, the anguish in your writing Carolyn. Very well written 🙂
Thank You, LuAnn,
The image sure does conjure up those feelings for me…..and I love it in a safe and protected sort of way..! 😉
“….Yeah, that happened when you left me, encased in this frozen waste of bitter blue….” This is a nice description of a state a person can end up in after somebody leaves.
However, it seems to me that’s us just a deception…she is free…
Absolutely right, Dace; it’s just that sometimes it takes a while to recognise freedom..! 😉
Beautifully sad ..
Thank You…. That’s a lovely comment…! 🙂
Wow! You sure know how to picture it with words! – Resa xo
And Wow…! Your graffitiglam are marvelous…! 😉
Thank You so much, Resa…. much appreciated; to be sure… 🙂
Thank you, dear Carolyn… 😉
You are a wonderful writer, Carolyn. The pieces you do for “Picture it and Write” are absolutely incredible. xo
You’ll have me ‘blushing’, Resa…. 😉
Thank You, my dear friend; Thank You… 🙂
Your words are beautiful in this piece. Full of hurt, yet beautiful.
Thank You, Deana. I thought it such a powerful image..!
A powerful contribution to the challenge!
Why Thank You, Daph… A great comment; to be sure…! 🙂
Soooo… I am running out the door again… but just so you know…. I remember this poem of yours… I LIKED it because I soooo can relate…. perhaps someday through posts and getting to know each other through our blog you will see why I followed.
Now you have a nice day!
Thank You, Diane… I wrote it from memory…! 😉
Hear, hear to getting to know you….!
Oh wow, this photo is brilliant!
Oh yes, it is brilliant…
We can thank Ermilia’s blog for this wonderful image… 😉
wonderful, Carolyn… i can really taste the bitterness in this one… i really love the comparison to an old wall clock that stopped…..
Thank You, kz… It sure is an incredibly good image for conjuring up stories… 🙂
I loved the various responses it received…! Yours was ‘masterful’… 🙂
Oh how one can relate 😦 But, that time is over ! Great post.
Thank goodness for that..! 🙂
Something so many of us have experienced.. 😦
Thank You for your visit…
No problem ! It was my pleasure! Please keep in touch 🙂
Superb post.Well written .The pain,the sorrow the resentment ,and to defy reality it takes courage..Have a wonderful day Carolyn.jalal
Thank You, Jalal..
Yes indeed, life can get pretty messy at times.
Here’s to success..! 🙂
Sad but beautiful 🙂
Thank You… 🙂
Yes, it’s a sad phase in anyone’s life..! Particularly are own… 😦
This one blew my mind! Seriously, it’s going to take months to get myself back together…
I’ll support you, my dear Hook… You can depend on me…! 🙂
Painful but beautiful, thanks.
Indeed, and you are welcome… 🙂
Awe, I like the “bitter blue” imagery pulled from the image into the title and writing.
Thank You, Eliabeth… Good to see you..!
Catching up, I see….
So many participating. It’s wonderful.. 🙂
wow, Carolyn, that is pretty close to a perfect poem!
Wow, Rose; that’s pretty cool…! 😉
Dear Carolyn, it pleases me to hear from you always.l do appreciate your time to visit my weblog.Wishing you happines and health.jalal
It is my pleasure, Jalal…. Your posts are always delightful….
I remember that scene in The Empire Strikes Back when Han Solo Mio gets flash-frozen, but he sure looks different here… : P
Your reflection, however, was chilling and exquisite!! : )
And you, dear Mark, are too kind…. Thank You.. 🙂