Blinded By Eyes

Written For:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday:  A Little Romance
Our romances are like a movie or the most mundane ordinary thing in the world.  I want you to please think and pull out your best romantic (or funniest or saddest) haibun ever.

Curly blonde hair, sea-green eyes–
how could I not be intrigued? Bonus
was, he could sing. Newly divorced,
he had a child who was brighter
than he. Did that stop me from moving
away with him? Did I miss the alcoholic
tendency?

Several months later, a friend rescued
me, and all my belongings.

Towering oak tree
limbs open in welcome
hollow inside

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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22 Responses to Blinded By Eyes

  1. rosemawrites says:

    oh. i am glad that episode was over. thank you for sharing this with us.

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  2. I like your haiku. I picture the oak tree in a relationship storm.

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  3. Sad when someone welcomes you with open arms but then you find out their hollow. Sounds like you’ve been through a lot – so sorry. Great haiku!

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  4. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Scary! So glad you had a friend to rescue you promptly. Beautifully succinct writing.

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  5. Wow! Glad you were able to leave! We fool ourselves so easily!

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  6. They can put up a show but for how long? It is a pity there has to be a period of sad discovery which hopefully may not be costly or damaging! Lesson learnt is at least an education!

    Hank

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  7. Grace says:

    We learn the hard way…some people are just pretty on the outside, but hollow in the inside. Good for you and your friend to move on.

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  8. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, that “hollow inside.” Perfection. I have been there.

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  9. ghostom says:

    …good stuff. 🙂

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  10. Empty is every sense of the word. Well written in every sense of those too!

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  11. kanzensakura says:

    Been there, done that. Kid should have tipped you off. I feel sorry for the child now but so glad you escaped. Excellent haiku.

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  12. Oh this kind of love story I can relate to! I know that “hollow inside”. Well told, Sara.

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  13. Misky says:

    A lucky escape, Sara!

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  14. Oh that haiku says it so very well. It is so easy to be charmed by persons like that. Lucky you escaped.

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  15. ZQ says:

    Perfect! 🙂

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  16. The ending certain speaks well to the prose here, Sara.

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  17. Oh.. addiction..
    surely and mostly
    a sign of emptiness within..
    in all the ways that comes.. both
    iN substance and behavioral ways too…
    Empty
    wHole
    inside..
    perHaps
    not nurtured
    as child.. bullied
    by peers in school..
    or ostracized at work..
    sAMe.. Love.. the core
    of Love.. all else the
    core of distance
    of the
    Human
    heARt
    thAt SinGs
    a SpiRit of MiNd
    and BoDy BaLanCinG
    soUL as filled as FeeLinG
    Love’s elixir of liFE noW..
    with Now no
    dollar amounts
    or expensive
    brands of whatever
    fills A wHole thaT cannot be fELt..:)

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  18. I haven’t been in this type of situation but glad the story ended on a good note.

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  19. Mish says:

    So glad you moved on….many do not. 🙂

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