Tuesday, August 11, 2015

FORGIVE ME


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FORGIVE ME

          I recall your strength, and how safe I felt in your arms, your laugh, and our happiness, your love, and the plans we made. But now, three years hence, I remember our farewell, and your promise to come back victorious.

          For us there'll be no triumph, your brother demands my troth. If I say no, your death he's guaranteed. I can't, no man will take that which I don't give in love.

          The view stretches to the mountains, but the desert beyond is where the fighting rages. My journey is shorter, the rocks below.

          Forgive me, my love. . . 

100 words
Yolanda Renée

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11 comments:

  1. That gave me goosebumps! How sad that she had no other choice (in her mind) than suicide. Excellent story Yolanda! Excellent!

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    1. Desperation and a loss of hope. She couldn't see her love die, and she knew the other sacrifice was a fate worse than death. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. That's when you have to fake your death and run far far away.

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    1. So true, Pat, but as a prisoner in the tower, not many places to hide or run too.

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    1. Thanks, Ivy! 100 words does not allow you to linger long. :)

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  4. You've created awesome atmosphere in 100 words Yolanda.

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  5. I got chills at the end with the mention of the rocks below. Your a queen of awesome endings!

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    1. Thanks Chrys, appreciate your kind words. (blushing) :)

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  6. Sad. Well written, and in 100 words.

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