Divorce Papers

The spiral staircase made her high heels sing,
She ran down to meet him at the doorbells ring,
It has been ages since they last met,
He told her not to worry and not to fret,
A nervous fluttering of butterflies filled her,
Last time the age of sixteen they were,
As they climbed up the steps in her right shaky hand an envelope she held,
She knew the moment he opened it he would instantly be spelled,
From here the City churches pierced the mist,
His lips curved into a twist,
They stood for ages in deathly silence,
Her phone rang and she ignored it out of defiance,
He had pity for the man on the other end,
The poor naive man who believed that all these years was only speaking to a friend,
She opened the crinkled pale yellow envelope for his and her eyes to share,
He closed it, and, now smiling, crossed the square,
Intertwining the new couples hands,
Off to the church to get their desired wedding bands.

June 1, 2018

One Nine and Sixteen Upgrade Version Poetry Contest 
Sponsored by: Viv Wigley
5th Place 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/29/2018 3:30:00 PM
finally seeing your reply to my comment I gave you here. (I had notices about replies turned off because my mailbox was too crowded with stuff). Anyway, yes, it's magical to see what happens from different creative minds. Was trying to find a poem of yours I have not read yet. Let me look a little bit more.
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Date: 7/9/2018 5:55:00 PM
What a creative story, Haley. Yet another one using these lines that turned out completely different from others I saw. Congrats on your win
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Haley Fisher
Date: 7/9/2018 10:16:00 PM
Thanks Andrea. That is one of the things I really like about this site that 35 or more people have to meet the same criteria of each contest and then seeing how unique and creative each poem turns out. It's really interesting.
Date: 6/22/2018 9:35:00 AM
Great story telling, Haley. Many congrats on your win. Elaine
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Haley Fisher
Date: 6/23/2018 8:11:00 AM
Thank you. I appreciate it.
Date: 6/20/2018 11:34:00 PM
Congratulations Haley. Tom
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Haley Fisher
Date: 6/21/2018 12:51:00 PM
Thank you.
Date: 6/18/2018 8:26:00 AM
Ahh, this is such a wonderful poem, you have definitely used some of the great imaginations in it, I am only wondering that where you miss something and didn t manage to win, anyway a very warm welcome to you on poetrysoup, I am sure that you ll enjoy your long stay here, good luck and continue to write
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Date: 6/10/2018 12:27:00 PM
An intriguing write on love and new beginnings .. Welcome to Poetry Soup Haley
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Haley Fisher
Date: 6/10/2018 4:40:00 PM
Thank you! I appreciate it. Haley
Date: 6/10/2018 9:47:00 AM
Welcome to poetry soup Haley! It is nice to see your poetry :)
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Date: 6/8/2018 5:04:00 PM
Greetings, Haley!:-) I really enjoyed this piece. Welcome to the Poetry Soup family! We all support and encourage each other on this site. Look forward to reading more of your poems in the future. Have a blessed day!....
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Haley Fisher
Date: 6/8/2018 10:27:00 PM
Thank you. I just joined this site and love the positive attitude. What a great place to learn and grow doing something I enjoy. Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it. I look forward to reading all the wonderful talent on this site. Haley