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Scene from a Dublin pub

By Dean F. HardyPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
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She is old

but her looks have remained

in a classy and dignified way.

The space is lit by candlelight

and the phospherescent glow

of beer taps.

I watch without

them knowing, a drunken fly on

the wall.

He reaches across and touches

hair, silver white

as candle flame dances across her

like a ballet symphony.

I sit and imagine his admiration

for that hair.

He has watched it fade from a

deep brunette to what now

sits before him.

He has watched her face deepen

and crack.

He has watched

her skin grow loose and spotted.

He has watched her tummy sag,

her ass flatten

her neck droop.

And in every way

she has watched time

work on him too.

They have ordered

more drinks and he leans in now

and she laughs a beautiful melody.

They are Masters of their World's.

They are the happiest people,

I have ever seen.

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About the Creator

Dean F. Hardy

Writer from Dublin, Ireland.

*All work here is owned by Dean F. Hardy*

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Nice work

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  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Rob Angeli11 months ago

    Well executed, tugs at the heart-strings without being syrupy. Excellent work.

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Outstanding & inspirational!!!💖💖💕

  • Cendrine Marrouatabout a year ago

    Yes, true love is just like that. It's devoid of expectations and fully aware of its purpose. Age cannot affect it. Powerful read!

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a year ago

    Excellent! It’s amazing how you mind paints pictures as you read along. I loved the entire progression in this piece! Well done.

  • Dana Crandellabout a year ago

    A wonderful read!

  • Brannan K.about a year ago

    "Happiness only real when shared." -Christopher McCandless

  • Nice words and happiness is a beautiful state

  • J. S. Wadeabout a year ago

    Beautiful 🤩. I picture Linda Evans. And me. ❤️😂

  • Gina C.about a year ago

    I love this 🥹 "They are Masters of their World's."...that is such a beautiful concept! ❤️

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    This is so beautiful. Love that last line. I couldn't help but smile.

  • Beth Sarahabout a year ago

    Beautiful 👏

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    Such an honest and tender thing to witness. That drunken fly on the wall has a lovely way with words :)

  • C. H. Richardabout a year ago

    Beauty of real love remains ❤️ Last line says it all ❤️

  • Naomi Goldabout a year ago

    Fine, get me all emotional 🥹

  • Gerald Holmesabout a year ago

    This is wonderfully written. True love lasts and only grows stronger with age.

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