Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Magpie. #40



She had asked for pearls,
so when the blue velvet lined box came out,
her breath hitched in excitement.
Had he really remembered?

"You said jewelry, and you're always hinting for a life more exotic."
She stares at the pendant,
exotic indeed.

Ah well. Such is life.
And she can always restring the pearls.

-Kelly Richardson

21 comments:

Sandra said...

haha...I think it's good we can't read peoples minds, especially when we give eachother presents; their real thoughts might be too hurtful!

short and funny magpie! :)


-Sandra Rönnlöv

willow said...

Oops! Guess her taste in jewelry is a little less exotic than mine! ;^)

(I fixed your link. No worries.)

Helen said...

I have had to restring pearls ... it isn't easy! Your Magpie was fun to read.

Maureen Newman said...

We have all been in this place at one point in time. When we do restring, the sad thing is they rarely notice.

Kay L. Davies said...

Nice. I had my "she" re-stringing, too. Great minds, etc.!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

The Reason You Come said...

Oh, I take it she was less than thrilled? If he had given it to me, I would have been ecstatic! ;)

I like the short story you weaved with this poem. :)

thingy said...

LOL.

Been there.

Margaret Bednar said...

Pendant vs. pearls... At least he remembered...?

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

awww but the monkey is so festive :)

Everyday Goddess said...

sometimes they just don't get what we really want. i like her makeover idea! nice magpie!

Brigid said...

Lovely magpie, she nearly got what she wanted.

Martin H. said...

We can't always get what we want, but we can use our imaginations, just as you have here. Really nice.

signed...bkm said...

extoic life...be careful what you ask for...bkm

dana said...

Never even hint to a man what it is you want. Draw a diagram of the store with an "X" marking exactly what it is you're hoping for...and pray for the best.

Reflections said...

A little too exotic for me also... but love the pearls, even a little baroqueness to them.

Berowne said...

But were the pearls really the most valuable part of the gift?

Mrs.Trellis said...

Yes I didn't much like the amulet. I made a bolo out of it.

uma.a said...

Enjoyed your writings...Nice :)

Jingle said...

true, one can always restring the pearls.
short yet beautiful magpie.
well put.

Tumblewords: said...

Perfect!

Caty said...

ah, but at least he tried and remembered :) nice writing!