Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Reunion

Tongue tied
they stared,
As the forgotten scars
started brewing again.

The memories of the war,
the blood, love, lust and betrayal;
Threatened to fire up...

Until he wiped off his ego,
along with the 
embarrassed sweat

And said "I am sorry" 
as she broke down in his arms.

Word Count: 49

©AditiKaushiva

Linking this to the Fiction Challenge ‘From 15 to 50′

40 comments:

  1. A very different take on the prompt and well written.
    A couple fighting can be like a war!! I have seen a few of those ;)

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    1. Haha...I have seen few cold wars too! ;)

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  2. He was indeed a man...to say sorry :)

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  3. too close to something i yearn to do someday for someone :/
    But nice one...

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    1. Hmmm...but i think you are....Mr. Nice :D

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  4. Ahh something we all wish we could have done with someone...I wish I can make it up with a lost friend, maybe ..just a sorry and we melt

    Random Thoughts Naba - Sleeping Quirks...

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    1. A few months back I made up with a friend...and yes he was the first one to say sorry...ego is such a terrible thing!

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  5. A small word sorry but a mighty effect.

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  6. Ah. Sadly, many reunions are like this. Beautiful!

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  7. What a beautiful reunion! Couldn't be sweeter. I'm sure it's going to be a new beginning :)

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    1. Saying sorry can certainly lead to a new start!

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  8. A nice and different take on the prompt.

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  9. A sorry that means something :) That's always a good place to re-start !

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  10. and then they lived happily ever aftaer again :)

    a genuine sorry change a lot

    Bikram's

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    1. True Bikram and I have personally experienced the power of a 'sorry' :)

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  11. Dear Aditi,

    Poetic take on the prompt! Wonderful! How much we destroy with our ego and our clash of wills. And, as someone else has mentioned, for someone to admit that they are sorry takes a lot of courage, especially in a relationship. Beautifully done.

    Thanks for writing and linking this up. Adore your post, as always :)

    Shailaja

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  12. Good one :) A sorry isn't that a big deal now is it? Given the path that waits ahead. Great take on prompt

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    1. Thank you! Sorry is the hardest word to say at times, even though people know it can make things better! It becomes a big deal when our egos start to play!

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  13. When the ego is removed from a relationship, the bond becomes sweeter and stronger, lovely post.

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  14. A lovely reunion, Aditi. It's amazing how much power that one has and yet we use it so sparingly.

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  15. A reunion in so many ways! Loved the beautiful poetic narration.

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  16. I love the line "Until he wiped off his ego..."

    A beautiful piece, Aditi.

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  17. Wiped off his ego...that's a strong choice of words...my interpretation is that he cried! Beautiful post :)

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    1. That is a different perspective and brings in a strong imagery! Thanks!

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  18. Sorry is a small word but ends big war of ego.... A married man like me knows that well... ;) :p

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    1. Haha Abhishek! I think all married men know this too well! ;)

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  19. Lovely. So much in so few words.

    "Until he wiped off his ego,
    along with the
    embarrassed sweat"

    Loved this paragraph. How I wish everybody could wipe off that big ego !!

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