World Weary Woman

91m8L8Z3DNL._SX800_My Featured Blogger this week is Paula Light of Light Motifs II. Paula, a writer and poet based in Orange County, California, harbors an abiding love for her children and grandchildren, as well as movies, cats, and cupcakes. The most recent of her five published works is the novel Ghosted, available at

umbrella manImage from Pixabay

Lingering in the rain,
Vaseline on my fingertips,
I watch him slip through the narrow doorway–
He always rocked a three-piece suit.
He’s so dapper with his snaky charm,
A red triangle folded over his heart,
A gold chain shining across his vest–
He’s definitely dressed to spill secrets.
His long legs eat up the pavement,
While his umbrella twirls in the mist.
We could have had a relationship;
Instead, he inexplicably chose this.
Sadly, it’ll be his last decision;
My weary heart is heavy
But my hand lifts like a feather,
Stretches, and aims…


©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Written for the Sunday Whirl Wordle 549. Words are: ship lingering legs instead narrow stretch door heart vase fold rocked rain.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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13 Responses to World Weary Woman

  1. Annabel says:

    Beautiful poetic treat and thank you for sharing!🌻I always enjoyed your posts!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. joyroses13 says:

    Wow! Powerful. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Damyanti Biswas says:

    “He’s definitely dressed to spill secrets.
    His long legs eat up the pavement,
    While his umbrella twirls in the mist…”
    What a beautiful picture you draw with your words 🙂

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  4. Thanks for sharing. Touching writing.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Paula Light says:

    Thank you so much, Mitch! I am so surprised and appreciative to be featured. Thanks to all for their kind comments! 💖💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Economic and impactful. We all got the picture 🙂 Clever writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. L. M. Montes says:

    Fantastic imagery

    Liked by 1 person

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