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Didn't You Hear?


By S. A. CrawfordPublished 21 days ago 1 min read
Runner-up in Dialogue Poetry Challenge
Photo by Cottonbro studio

"She spoke so well of him, as if he walked on water-"

"What else can you expect? She is her father's only daughter..."

"And now thorn in his side."

"Or maybe a missing jewel in the crown?"

"He can't say it was unexpected, that apple fell straight down."

"Oh yes, all the way to the twisted roots, I hear, and now she's on the war path."

"I heard she sent a letter-"

"A letter?"

"That's right, seven pages long, and told him if he kept this woman in her mothers home..."

"In the house?"

"Oh yes, if he kept this woman in the house, she said, then she'd ruin them all."

"Did she? Ruin them?"

"Well, she sings in a dance hall now..."

"Not quite salted earth."

"Depends on how you look at it; I heard she has plenty of new friends call nightly.... but you didn't hear it from me."

"No, of course not."

"More tea?"

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S. A. Crawford

Writer, reader, life-long student - being brave and finally taking the plunge by publishing some articles and fiction pieces.

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Comments (14)

  • Poppy a day ago

    Congratulations on Runner-Up!! Great poem

  • Wooohooooo congratulations on your win! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Not quite salted earth… I read this a few times, I love this line ❤️😁🤍🌟🫶🏻

  • D.K. Shepard17 days ago

    Superb! What an excellent gossip filled dialogue poem! Congrats on Top Story! Well deserved!

  • Margaret Brennan17 days ago

    omg, this is brilliant. I love it. congratulations on TS

  • Natasha Collazo17 days ago

    You are such a talented writer! Nice work!

  • angela hepworth17 days ago

    Loved the way you wrote the dialogue!!

  • shanmuga priya17 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉 on your top story.

  • Babs Iverson17 days ago

    Superbly written!!! Love it!!!💕❤️❤️ Congratulations on Top Story too!!!

  • Congratulations for top story! 🥳🥳🥳

  • Wow conversation over tea, super intriguing! I loved the style a lot!

  • Really helps me picture the conversation so well awesome job

  • Congrats on TS

  • T. Licht20 days ago

    Love the picture and title of this poem!

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