This Time I Mean It

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United  (posted by Rommy)
Weekly Scribblings #84: The Last Time

"Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! For this week’s prompt, I’d like you to play around with the phrase, “the last time.” You are free to interpret the phrase in any way you’d like, but you must use the words somewhere in your piece."

Know I said this is
the last time
months ago.
Now I am truly fed up.
This is your last time.

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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18 Responses to This Time I Mean It

  1. I love the ambiguity! This could be someone really putting their foot down at last – or someone who is going to keep on giving ‘last chances’.


  2. Vandana Sharma says:

    Yeah, it get irritating at times for sure!


  3. Misky says:

    There appears to be some wiggle room in this statement. 😀


  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    Certainly final….and you can’t unring the bell.


  5. Cressida says:

    Sounds like an ultimatum


  6. It’s a good way to expect an answer that you yourself had wanted, by pushing the issue!



  7. Jim says:

    Reminds me of the kids, to them never doesn’t mean not ever.
    Yours WILL have another ‘for the last time.’


  8. Sunshine Kid says:

    I love the ambiguity, almost like it resembles the complexity of love. Saying goodbye when it’s the last thing you want to say.


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