Poetry, Now it's my time to play

I remember well the many nights she left me all alone.

Flowers for a dead lover by The Examiner-1 A challenge by Frank Atancio's April poetry month.

Placing flowers on a headstone is eerie

' cause walking through a graveyard is lerry

You hear a noise and it sounds like a ' crack '

It was only a cat-but was it black?

You feel a breeze

It blows through the trees

You believe you saw a ghost

It was the shadow of a post

Suddenly you decide to leave

You do regret that you did not grieve,


My response, Now it's my time to play

How could i possibly grieve at my lover's grave

She treated me like dirt

Calling me her white trash slave

I remember well the nights she left me all alone

Dancing with the boys at the club

A dive where she was well known

I cooked and cleaned, watched the kids twenty four hours a day

When she finally decided to come home

She always refused to play

Saying, " I'm tired. I have a headache

Please just go away "

One fateful night she went too far

Caught her all cuddled up

With an old boy at the bar

Told her the kids were crying and needed their mother

She laughed and said,

" Who do you think you are, my brother? "

That's when i'd finally had enough. I shot her once right between her eyes

Her cheating day's were over

No more lies, no more guy's

I've been in prison for years for my crime, just got out today

When i placed the flowers on her grave

I whispered softly

Now it's my time to play.



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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Wow, Ruby, who are you? LOL You certainly are contributing wonderful verse to Frank's poetry challenge. Congratulations.


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

I did not even think, I was only making a comment.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

HaHaHa Mike... It's the same ole me, just having fun on a cold and windy day. Happy you like it. I'm taking up Epi's thicks, writing as a man, Hee..My first...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Kevin, You did pretty good not to think. I just took it in a different direction. I love to do that. Cheers my friend...


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

The above comment was made on HubPages, I did not know that it would show up here.

That definitely is - down there. (grin) You really put your heart into that and it came out both awesome and interesting. It gets a thumbs up in my, er, [poem] books.

Kevin


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Your muse is alive and well...

Ruby, you are a wonder! Love you and love this, mar


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Look at you! Absolutely loved it. That will teach that two-timing lass. LOL Great job, Ruby!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Good job Ruby. You certainly added another interesting dimension here. Well done.


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Oh Ruby, you certainly took your love to town. :) Loved it!!


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Love this darker side of your work Ruby!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Kevin, I'm glad you liked what i did to your poetry about taking flowers to your lover's grave. I don't know what happened to me, i went a little mad.Hee..I love having a prompt from which to write. I tend to write a dark side instead of the light. Maybe we will get to do this again...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar. I guess i just got tired of writing fluffy..Heeee I know this started out as a somewhat religious piece. Do you think they'll kick me out of the club? lol..What a hoot! Thank you dear one. Love you too..


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

always exploring,

As soon as I finish my other Hub I will work on my second one for Frank's poem. By the way, I linked your site to mine.

Kevin


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

This is brilliant! Revenge is sweet, eh? The rhythm is perfect and your choice of words spot on. It brought a wry smile to my face.

Well done! (Will add the link to my response to the challenge.) Ann


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill. I am thrilled. Thank you. Your approval means a lot to me....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Jodah. I think my dark side emerged. Hee..Thank you so much.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello jo. HaHa...The true me had to come out. What a hoot..Thank you...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey. I think the dark side is my niche. I seem to be pulled in that direction. Thank you so much...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Kevin. Thank you for linking. I tried to link yours to this, but it would not paste. It copied ok. I have trouble with gadgets. Cheers..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ann. Thank's for the wonderful compliment, so happy you enjoyed. Thank you for linking....


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great work!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank's Vellur, glad to see you...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Incredible verse. Enjoyed.


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful and you always be the best here. Thanks for sharing, Ruby. My love and my pray always for you. Voted up and take care!

Prasetio


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

exploring it amazingly.. I cant believe the many poets on Hubpages..:)


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Wow! I repeat, Wow! As Jodah commented, this is truly another dimension and a powerful one! voted up and beyond, and sharing.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

My gosh ! Yes, big WOW. This is awesome, Ruby.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Woo Ruby! that was really great! love the dark side! and yes she got what she deserved! lol!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rasma. Thank you for the incredible comment...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Prasetio, it's so good to see you back on hubpages. Thank you dear friend..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Frank. My dark muse took me down a different path. Your comment is heartfelt. Thank you..I'm ready for another challenge from you....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Genna. The Devil made me do it. lol..Thnk you for thinking it was powerful. I loved writing it....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Phyllis. Thank you for an awesome comment, so glad you liked it...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nell. I knew you would like the dark verson. Hee..I'm still waiting for yours....


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epigramman 2 years ago

And I always love when you play, Ruby my dear, poetically speaking of course, lol.

You have been a gift in my life and one of the best people I shall ever have the pleasure of meeting.

Thank you for standing by my side, your loyalty , your friendship , your love and of course our mutual appreciation of George Jones, lol.

Sending warm sincere wishes and good thoughts your way from Colin, Tiffy and Gabe man .....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Aha Epi, my poet friend, it's always so good to see you on my page. I miss you on hubpages, but i love your blog, your creativity amazes me. George is with us in spirit. Thank you for being my friend...Hugs..


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

One can be pushed too far. But, no just that too far, Ruby.

sad though but you nailed this poem.

Lovely, though sad.

still cooking up my poem for the challenge - see y i hate challenges? I will deliver one at least. have a blessed day.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great emotions here and so nicely thought of.


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

I like it. Good job and thumbs up for you. Cheers :-)


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Thandi. Happy you thought i nailed this piece. Thank you. I know you will have a good one. ( challenge )


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello DDE so nice to see you again. Thank you for stopping by...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Presetio, so good to see you on HP again. Thank you...


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Ruby, you are a wonderful writer, I am truly enjoying the "In Honor April Poetry Month" This is such fun.

Blessings and Hugs


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shyron. You are so generous with your comment's. Thank you. I am having a ball. I love a writing challenge.

Blessings and Hugs..


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Lady_E 2 years ago from London, UK

Awesome, Ruby. That was a captivating read.

Thanks. :-)


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Elena. Thank you for an awesome comment. Cheers my friend..


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

I bookmarked this so I can come back and read it again and again.

I love this so much. I think this is one of the best ones from Frank's challenge.

Voted up, ABI and shared again.

Blessings and hugs


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shyron. Happy you enjoyed this enough to come back for a second read. I sure changed it . Hee. I was hoping someone would add a different version. Thank you so much. Hugs and Blessings my friend...


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PADDYBOY60 2 years ago from Centreville Michigan

Howdy Ma'am

Glad to meet you. I like your poems very much. I look forward to reading more.


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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

What a fantastic flow of the poem and a smart opening up of layers of the story ! Ruby, it's a wonderful poem. I relished every word of it. It is through you poem that I got to know this wonderful game of extending threads left behind a fellow poet. You played the game too good. Voted up.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello PADDYBOY, nice to meet you too. Happy you like my poetry. Thank you...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Harishprasad. so glad you enjoyed. I certainly do like a challenge, perhaps you would like to join in and write your version. Thank for a kind comment...

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    Ruby Jean Fuller (always exploring)808 Followers
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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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