Uncharacteristic Cruelty


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Just one of those brief 'passing the time' kind of affairs...

Uncharacteristic Cruelty

We shared something nice,

Not to be confused with something special.

Light, fun, breezy.


No strong ties, not even a spoken tether

To give a label to this ‘relationship.’

How unfortunate that you felt the need

To sway the balance by proclaiming your feelings

Loud, deep, and clear.


You ask if I love you.

Why on earth would you ask that?

If I did, I would have told you.


But you press the issue,

Forcing me to explain

Unavoidably hurting you.


It may sound cold, callous,

But remember, you just had to know.


Of course I love you.

I also love to take a nap in the middle of the day.

Stolen moments of guilty pleasure

Leaving me feeling refreshed, revitalized, energized.


But, honey, I’m not always tired.

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jpmaster13 commented on Uncharacteristic Cruelty


Wow... I hate it! IIt had too much suspense for me! It killed me on the inside :P I love it too BTW... I just felt a knot in my stomach reading this, then the end it all went away. The power of a writer to influence the heart of the reader...



Lol! I'm glad you loved and hated it, jp! I kind of loved and hated being in that relationship, so it look like I captured what I was trying for!

bloomingsun commented on Uncharacteristic Cruelty


Yeah, I hear this. Love the ending, which left me with a smile. Too bad we can't just leave well-enough alone sometimes...



Lol, yes, sometimes it should just be left and appreciated for what it was. This one came about because I compared him to an interesting magazine in a doctor's office. Easily discarded, memorable only when the subject was broached. I'm not usually so callous, but he more or less brought it out in me. Lol!

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