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Why did you not "Ask Me In December"?

Babs Iverson's lovely prompt

By Novel AllenPublished 3 months ago β€’ 1 min read

We first met in lush July's warm embrace,

When the sun climbs high above the clouds

A golden chariot in the azure sky, as

Fields of green swayed in a warm, gentle breeze


Friends we were by August's tapestry of blue

The air perfumed with floral serenades, in

Drowsy sun-kissed, languid afternoons

And nights dancing under fireflies' watchful gaze


T'was in September's whispers and subtle shift

From summer's golden grandeur, when

Leaves begin to don their autumn hues,

Offering a prelude to nature's grander views.

That we fell in love


October's gentle mist rolled in crisp,

Cool and rejuvenating

Filling hearts with hope, as

The world bloomed in vibrant transient hues

My heart sang in shades of sunlight


Yet, you remained distant, aloof, sometimes cold

As if guarding your heart, though your eyes spoke light


In November, came a stillness

Woven in hushed morning mist

The sky, a canvas of somber grey,

Promised morning mists and rain,

With frost's first kiss,

A prelude to winter's icy bliss.


Why did you not ask me to stay

Asked me in December....Ask me in December....

I could have asked you, in December

When the new snow clothes the trees

And snowflakes dance a graceful ballet

In picture perfect winter's splendor


You did not ask...

I did not ask

December made you colder

So I went away in chilled December

You called

Then you called again

In late December

I was half-way across the world

A golden cloak shrouding my heart

You missed me so

Your eyes so sad

My heart dark, so sad

I had commitments

I could not leave, could not return

You should have...



Babs' prompt

heartbreakFree VerseBallad

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Novel Allen

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~~ Rabindranath Tagore~~

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Comments (6)

  • TheSpinstress3 months ago

    This is really great. I love that you moved the prompt into the past, and your beautiful capturing of August romance: Drowsy sun-kissed, languid afternoons And nights dancing under fireflies' watchful gaze Just gorgeous!

  • C. Rommial Butler3 months ago

    Well-wrought! Alas, but that familial obligations and other responsibilities must forgo romance!

  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    Ah beautiful work Novel! I could do with some of the first part of this poem!β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘ Excellent progression, images and story too! πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ’š

  • Gabriel Huizenga3 months ago

    Poignant, tragic, and beautiful- thank you so much for sharing!

  • This gave me strong vibes of Taylor Swift and I love it! It was so lyrical and I sang it to my own tune. You created a masterpiece here!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Novel, heartbreaking & so beautiful!!! Love it!!!πŸ’•β€οΈβ€οΈ Be sure to link your Ballad in the comments of my story post.

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