Cry (A Poetic Flash Fiction)

Cry (A Poetic Flash Fiction)

“i wonder how service personnel in a 5-star restaurant feel about serving the best food, yet unable to provide the same to their own families?”

i saw you raised your eyebrows with my question.

“i also wonder how bank tellers feel counting money every day when their problem is lack of money?”

your eyes widened as your forehead narrowed.

 “i admire your imagination and your compassion and empathy for people.” you finally said.

“i wonder ‘though, did you ever think of me when you left me broken, hurt, and devastated?”

i didn’t see that coming. i didn’t realize that even after all those years, you still remember the day i left you without the much needed explanation.

i didn’t realize that you are still hurting. i could actually feel the hurt in each word as you uttered them.

your words ushered me back to a doorway to the past. i could almost see your eyes in suppressed tears as I said my goodbye. i could see your blood oozing out of your face, for it has turned bloody red.

and for the first time, i saw your look of pain and agony, the looked i failed to know because i had just walked away.

i walked away and never looked back.

i didn’t see you cry.

but you did.

19 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Oh this is so moving my friend. Beautifully written! Thanks for joining in with this poignant poem Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sadje 🌹❤️

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  2. kittysverses says:

    It’s lovely how the opening lines created a wonderful storyline, Mich. 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much kitty..i am delighted you like this.🌹

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  3. That was beautiful, Mich. Looking things at the other person’s perspective of sorts

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Maria..i am learning new ways to write fiction🤭

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      1. I’m all for it! Looking forward to more of this if you plan on sharing here, Mich 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        I will be sharing it here Maria..🌹

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  4. sad, poignant and moving story Mich. the mirror reveals more than we can handle sometimes right.

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    1. michnavs says:

      That is true Gina…there is so much about mirrors that we can really talk about..thank you.

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  5. So sad. Reaches to the depths of the heart and soul. A powerful write, SweetMich!
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn🌹🌹🌹

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  6. judeitakali says:

    Gutting, but the healing can then begin.🌼

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree…thank you Jude🌹

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      1. judeitakali says:

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  7. Miriam says:

    Beautifully written, so visual and oh so poignant ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Miriam❤️

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