So they wait…

She missed him terribly today.
The thought of being in his arms
lingered much longer
than she expected.

The words
“I love you”
flow freely from her heart,
but her mind cannot fathom
loving someone
who chooses to keep her
at a safe distance.

She has chosen
to no longer accept his gifts
for she fears they come
at too high a price.

She would rather
be loved than ‘bought’.
She will not sell her soul
only to lose
the most important thing of all,
the Love of God.

She daydreams
of holding his hand
as they walk by the moonlight —
to kiss his lips under the stars,
no longer hidden from the world.

She has no use
for complicated love
and yet it seems to always find her.
Lovers, trying to be friends…
Friends afraid to be in love…

He and she,
two worlds broken,
seeking to mend in their own way.
Unsure if being together
will add to their disfunction
or help them heal.

So they wait…
For how long?
Neither one knows…
For the right time?
For the pain to subside?
For the old memories to fade?
Perhaps for time to set them free…

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Image source: pxhere.com
Contents compiled: November 26 2018
Originally published: February 13 2019
Copyright © 2017-2019 Anonymously Yours

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Take your trash with you! 

 

I sat having a bit of coffee
before starting my shift.
The mornings have been cold,
and my body takes a while
to warm up sometimes.

As I surveyed the parking lot
from my elevated,
semi-panoramic view,
I observed the store’s courtesy clerk
doing a part of his morning routine —
gathering trash from all the trash cans
in the enormous parking lot.

When I lived in New York,
there were some neighborhoods
with a trash can on every corner,
and some neighborhoods
with none at all.
I often wondered why?

In my travels
to different parts of New York
some Mass Transit sations
had trash receptacles
and some did not.

Some transit systems
in other states
even forbid eating
while commuting.

If you ‘must’ eat,
all ‘containers’
must be resealable —
one can be fined otherwise!

At first I was baffled
by the strictness of the laws
in these places. But now,
as I think back,
the cleanliness
was refreshingly surprising.

New York is a busy place —
very crowded!
So with that comes the messiness.
Trash cans are often overflowing,
litter is everywhere
and so are the rodents.
Perhaps the idea
to ‘take your trash with you’
isn’t such a bad plan after all.

Don’t get me wrong,
sometimes stuff happens
and having a trash receptacle
close by can be a life-saver.
But in the grand scheme of things,
the domino effect of trash,
rodents, bugs etc.
is far more damaging
than the temporary inconvenience
of having no trash receptacle
when one is needed.

I also understand
that collecting trash
has become a huge
income-earning facet
of our society
and eliminating the need
to collect waste
will in turn
take away someone’s job.

But the trash we create
is slowly taking up more space
in landfills and in turn
polluting the earth.
One can even say
we are ‘trashing ourselves to death’!

How then do we find balance
between general consumption
and the waste we create?
One solution is to make products
that are easily biodegradable.
Manufacturers have already begun
to make changes in this direction
but we still have a ways to go.

So my question is this,
what’s your stance
on the whole concept
of ‘taking your trash with you’?
Is this eventually going to become the ‘norm’?
Or is this something that will be met with much resistance?
I would love to hear your thoughts…

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: March 23 2018
Originally published: April 18 2018
Copyright © 2017-2018 Anonymously Yours

A one-sentence story: Annoyed

 

Pursed lips;
hands in pockets;
knotted stomach;
racing heart;
angry words;
no sleep;
massive headache;
freaking annoyed! 

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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: August 28 2017
Originally published: September 5 2017
Copyright © 2017 Anonymously Yours


Animal attraction

image

 

You stand close.
I lose my composure.

You flirt.
I feel my heart race.

You ask leading questions.
I respond coyly.

You get the message.
I expected you would.

You move in closer.
I can feel your warmth.

You stare teasingly.
I bite my lip.

You touch deliberately.
I feel a thrill.

You sense my excitement.
I confirmed your suspicions.

You awaken my senses.
I am an animal craving your heat.

 


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Image source: Digital Art by A ~ 2017
Contents compiled: May 7 2017
Originally published: May 7 2017
Copyright © 2017 Anonymously Yours