Monday, June 13, 2022

WEP - Please Read The Letter

It's that time again. A new prompt for all those who love a challenge. Are you ready to take up the baton?

It's simple really, the important part is to remember to have fun! Here's my version called My Letter.

Tagline: Unrequited love - a curse

Photo by Álvaro Serrano on Unsplash

My Letter

 Please, read my letter

return to sender

cuts to the core

why have you discarded me

why am I spurned

 please read my letter

it details my love

I gave to you wholly

my heart and soul

I belong to you only

 please read my letter

you’ll see it’s all true

I didn’t betray you

lies were construed

vengeance out of the blue

 please read my letter

my devastation runs deep

the devil has spoken

and I am broken

still, your memory I keep

please read my letter

your answer might be the cure

for the constant replaying

of love-filled nights

and memories so pure

please read my letter

nothing could be worse

unless love one-sided

was meant to be

my curse

Yolanda Renée © 2022


  1. Thanks for the shout out Renee. Here's to another month of great entries! I've added your link.

    1. It's just a shout out. I couldn't come up with the right words this time. So, I deleted the link. No use wasting everyone's time. Funny thing is I wrote an entire book around this song. But for some reason couldn't find an appropriate snippet either. Sometimes the muse just doesn't want to cooperate. Thanks.

    2. Changed my mind. One of the two poems I'd written didn't seem so bad, today. LOL Hate missing a chance to participate.

  2. Hi Renee - sorry you couldn't find the right words ... but it's good to see you anyway. Take care and all the best - Hilary

  3. I am so glad to read this heart rending entry (which sounds so wrong of me). I suspect that many a person has sung just this song...

  4. Heart-crushing and sad - but so well done!

  5. What a sad poem. Certainly speaks to the prompt. I like the line “your answer might be the cure.” Give it a bit of hope. Well-written and heartfelt poem. Thanks for a good read.

  6. I'm so glad you changed your mind! Unrequited love is a curse indeed. Your poem conveys that beautifully. The obverse POV of the song - great take on the prompt.

  7. Unrequited love can be a terrible thing, but so many of us have experienced a taste of it. You did a wonderful job of capturing those feelings!

  8. You nailed the theme, Renee. Poignant and wistful.

  9. I'm glad you got your mojo back for this one Renee. Your poetry nails me to the wall. Excellent.

  10. Hi Renee. You got the heartbreak right, fits in perfectly with the theme.

  11. A heart-breaking take on the prompt, Renee! Good job!

  12. Hi Renee - well done ... so true to form ... oh so awful to be rejected for no reason, selfishness impales the other. I do so feel for the human, who has to suffer this - sad and good to read - cheers Hilary

  13. Such a sad situation. Your poem conveys her intense heartbreak so well! I'm glad you changed your mind, Renee. ☺

  14. I like your poem which reminds me just how hard it was to fall in love and then be rejected. Well done.

  15. The use of the word 'curse' in the last line left a lingering image in my mind-- raising more questions about the why and the how of this unfulfilled love affair. Masterful ending.

  16. A well-written poem. Goes well with the prompt. Very nice.
    I wrote a humorous piece for the June WEP prompt (it isn't adult, though some may mistake it as such at first, depending on your hobbies).
    And I'm contemplating my favorite book worlds for the IWSG July prompt (I'm co-hosting). Any thoughts?
    Over at Operation Awesome, we're gearing up for our Pass or Pages query contest with July's family saga genre. Know any writers who might want to enter?


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