Weighty Words

“I wish I was on the moon. I’d be weightless then”, she told, seated on the arm of my chair.

I could see her worrying about her figure again. She knew she was an average build. I smiled and ignored that sentence.

“What’ll people say at the party next week? Oh, I’ve to go on a diet”, she continued. I could only smile at her fear. I ignored her again.

“Honey, tell something. I’m so anxious. What if they mock me? I’m, you know, ‘not slim’”, she said and put an arm around my neck.

“What are you worried for? You’re going to a family marriage party. Trust me; you’ll be the slimmest there. I think they’ll ask you for weight loss tips”, I told her, laughing.

She leant forward and kissed me. “You always know just what to say”, she said and went to the kitchen. I smiled watching her go. I knew the conversation would happen again very soon.

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. Hmmmm…"honey, it's a struggle to get weightless, would you still like me even if I am 120 lbs heavy", I'd always ask my hubby…and he has the sweetest answer "Honey, you're not fat at all, in fact your gorgeous and have an hour-glass figure"…:)Lols…you would have the best smile if hubby could only utter, sweet, white lies…:) :DVery nice post dear! You made me smile! It's really a struggle to keep fit you know! 🙂

  2. Thanks to: Gyanban.glad u liked the simplicity, and its a pleasure having your words on my other posts too. 🙂

  3. Thanks to: Amity.yes. really a struggle and not sure an hourglass figure is really a necessity,, glad u liked it.

  4. This appears to be another awesome prompt Leo. I didn't know about Three Word Wednesday. This is lovely prose about a delicate topic for a woman. I will be checking out your other Thursday Tale as well. Take care!!

  5. Thanks to: The Write Girl.yes, 3WW is an awesome prompt and usually a challenging one as it needs incorporation of three words seamlessly 🙂 glad u liked my prose and looking forward to ur revisiting my space for the Thursday Tale soon. do try 3WW too if you can.

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