Pride and Prejudice

Sunrise reflected: 29th Oct 2020

Answer me, please
What did I do?
For this isn’t like what I know of you

I admit I texted you to take a hike
In words more abusive than you’d like
But confused, what did this long silence mean?
That you’d changed your mind,
Moved on, left me behind?
Then you ought to have said
Not left me with this ache in my heart, in my head

I heard the news, can’t say that I didn’t
A multi-car motorway accident
I searched but no word of you
And the phone…
No answer, no ring
That was perplexing
And that’s when I texted you
You insult me, you toad, I’ll live without you

For weeks, rather I’d die than to endure the pain
Yet… Oh My God…
The red dawning came
With impatience, I had prematurely judged you
OMG I had maligned you

I pleaded, forgive me
For I’d lost my pride
Washed away in the tears I’d cried
“We’d always be friends.”
I thought you had lied.

And you, as I’d asked, forgave me
I’ll take that as proof
No need to say that you love me most ardently.

My impatience, my prejudice, my pride
Because in that accident your phone had died


About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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37 Responses to Pride and Prejudice

  1. Oh, Crispina…I can feel the (heart)wretchedness of this poem. How easy it is for us to sometimes think the worst…Great writing 🙂

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  2. Sadje says:

    Oh, what a sad story of broken friendship and heart.

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  3. This reminds me so much of an older relative of mine. Every time she gets upset with someone, it’s “I’m never speaking to her/him/you again. Never.” But sooner or later she needs some help again and “Never” is dropped until the next time we irk her. Unfortunately, by now she’s cut most of her family and old friends out of her life — and they’ve cut her out of theirs.

    Glad to read your ending. It sounds like the light is dawning on your character. 🙂

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  4. Ramya Vivek says:

    Hard-hitting. Loved this Crispina. Loved the ending more.


  5. aFrankAngle says:

    Quite the journey of the heart. The sun shines on all hearts – even the broken – but its rays of forgiveness are powerful. Well done, Crispina.

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Great building of tension in the poem/story. I think we can all relate to those feelings when you haven’t heard from someone when you expected to, going between being angry with them and hurt, and wondering what it means, to being worried that something horrible might have happened. Thank goodness it was only the love interest’s phone that died in the accident – you had me fearing the worst!

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  7. Heart-breakingly beautiful – I’m glad that the forgiveness and the understanding came at the end.

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  8. Dale says:

    This is so heart-wrenching and filled with despair and hope and pain and love and forgiveness. Brilliant.

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