Too Proud To Give In

Written for:  Friday Writings #52:  Dialogue

"So, dear poets and storytellers, for today’s optional prompt, I would like you to create poetry or prose that includes dialogue (literally or figuratively, internal or external… your choice)."

So here we stand,
two people of stubborn
nature, unwilling
to give an inch.  Obviously
he was sure he was right,
while I was positive,
the 'right' belonged to
me.  Note how he stands,
supercilious, arms crossed
over his chest. I knew
what would ensue–silence,
both not speaking because
that would seem weak-willed.
Tired of the ignoring game, 
I looked at him, and rubberized
my face into a foolish clown.
He laughed.  No one admitted
to being wrong, but at least
it was over.

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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14 Responses to Too Proud To Give In

  1. sometimes you have to let them think they may have won!


  2. Rall says:

    Oh Sarah….I hate conflict. It makes it all too hard.


  3. Sounds like a good resolution, to me.


  4. Helen says:

    Great way to end a “standoff.” Cheers.


  5. Sometimes, escaping is all we can wish for. Until the next confrontation, that is…


  6. Makes sense to pick ones battles… maybe this one needed to be let go off, so it was good to give in… life asks this of us all the time – to make that choice.


  7. dsnake1 says:

    Here is something we can all relate to.
    Dialogue (and in this case a lack of it?) can resolve issues.


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