Too late

PHOTO PROMPT © Erin Leary

The distant clouds promise, “I’ll soon be there”.

But I need them now to form a tear.

Like a heart contrite,

too late to set things right.

I know it will pour…

like an ocean with no shore.

But I need them now to form a tear.

For there is no time, I fear.

 

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This less than 60 word poem  was written in response to a 100 word photo-prompt based challenge conducted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Picture courtesy of Erin Leary : PHOTO PROMPT © Erin Leary

Click the froggy below for other amazing takes on the same prompt by fellow Friday Fictioneers.

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29 responses to “Too late

  1. Poignant. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Dear Ansumani,

    Not being able to cry is sometimes worse than not being able to stop. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. nice poem. i can feel the anguish and the pain.

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  4. Well done. There are times that I feel the same way, too.

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  5. Boy, I can relate. Too late to set things right, whatever they are. Whether he can’t cry or is on the verge of a flood doesn’t really matter.

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  6. The pain of draught is the worst one .. Love your poem

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  7. Too late is one of the saddest phrases. Well done, and in less than 100 words, too. 🙂

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  8. We need lots of tears to make it right. I really enjoyed this. Nicely done.

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  9. I echo everyone. Lovely, sad poem.

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  10. Struggling with the piece. Metaphor or literal? Personal grief or hoping to end a drought?

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    • Would you accept a literal Metaphor? 🙂

      It’s personal grief – the kind where one is remorseful but it’s too late to do anything – compared to a cloud that doesn’t rain when someone desperately wants it to.

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  11. Well done, Ansumani. Sometimes crying doesn’t come right away. We’re numb at first. —- Suzanne

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  12. Maybe not that late, my dear 🙂

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