The Letter

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I found the letter on the floor
With a golden seal, raised and fine;
I told you that I wanted more,
So I took this as a good sign.

The paper felt cold in my hand
(I found the letter on the floor).
I tried so hard to understand
Why you kept walking out the door.

Impatient to my very core,
I broke that seal and read your words!
I found the letter on the floor;
I guess I got what I deserved.

This hadn’t been sealed with a kiss–
Evidence I could not ignore–
Your words were like a serpent’s hiss.
I dropped the letter on the floor.

©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Quatern poem written for dVerse Poets and Reena’s Xploration Challenge 281.

33 responses to “The Letter

  1. A poison letter for sure.

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  2. Well done, Paula. No, not something you deserved! It was his loss!

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  3. Ouch oh ouch! Reading this poem sent shivers down my spine. How much it must have hurt to find that letter on the floor, bearing witness to someone’s cruel intentions. I feel your pain, your anger, and your disappointment. But hang in there, love doesn’t necessarily need grand gestures or fancy seals. Sometimes, genuine affections come wrapped in simple yet profound honesty. And if you happened across another message tomorrow, may its words warm your heart instead of pierce it like poison arrows. True gold comes in the form of kind whispers rather than venomous hisses. Let’s rise above betrayal and hold onto hope for brighter prospects ahead! (Take it just a comment to your post.) 👍👏👌😊🙏

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  4. This was a drama-filled quatern with the ending lines:

    Your words were like a serpent’s hiss.
    I dropped the letter on the floor.

    Too bad the situation didn’t end well. Thanks for joining in.

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  5. What a twist. Clever and thrilling!

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  6. I’m with Grace, a drama-filled Quatern, Paula! I like the way it shifts from a good sign to something ominous, from ‘I found the letter’ to ‘I dropped the letter on the floor’.

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  7. Oh, so well done! I felt this sting, and I love the way you slightly changed the repeated line in each stanza. Excellent!

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  8. And entire book in four verses–well done. (K)

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  9. blindzanygirl

    Brilliantly done Paula.

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  10. Not the kind of letter you deserve! Well done, Paula! 💖

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  11. Oh dear. No love poem, no invitation to dine.
    That’s aweful.
    You nailed the quatern form


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  12. Such letters you don’t want to receive.

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