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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...

ASKED ME IN DECEMBER!

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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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