Holly, of House of Heart, encouraged me to try the Non-Love Challenge. I never turn down a request from a fellow ginger, so here we go. ♡ Thanks for asking, my friend.
Rules for the “Non-Love in More than Ten Sentences Challenge”:
~The word “Love”, at least once.
~At least one adverb. (For instance: unavoidably).
~At least one quote or motto in quotation marks.
Let’s start off with one of my favorite playwrites, J.M. Barrie. Sir, will you and your incredible optimism marry me?… *swoon* (If you’ve ever watched the movie Finding Neverland, you know the story behind his writing Peter Pan.)
“Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
― J.M. Barrie
he glittered, as golden as time,
at least from the corner of my mind.
i was drawn to his cadence,
and the lifetime of stories he’d witnessed.
words like ice cream dripping from a chin,
i licked them up, begged to hear them again.
probably did, he encouraged my need,
provided willingly, he’d agree.
age but a number, always my defense,
he’d offer a chuckle, discouraging, made sense.
what an honor, but far too young,
one more story, he’d say and then we’re done.
neighborhood friends gathered here, often,
all craving his stories, of lost and forgotten.
making room for, sally, upon the swing, he stared,
noticing her blue eyes, and long blonde hair.
when she asked for more, as his story wrapped up,
upon her fair cheek, his hand did cup.
young doesn’t matter, when it comes to love,
but, the color of our eyes, my friend, surely does.
swing sits lonely now, most days,
if at all, you’ll find me there in a reflective haze.
redhead upon a red bench, satire, I recognize,
left pensive towards his stories, filled with hazel eyes.