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Wine & Friendship

A friendly poetry challenge
Appeared with a similar theme
So here’s the previous post
Re-formed in poetry. 🙂

He was seated at the table
Glass of wine in his hand
Sultry was the afternoon
Some summer breezes fan

The town bustle and chatter
Filled the air in his wait
Till he looked up as he heard
Her voice – “Sorry I’m late!”

He set his glass down, as she
Arrived at his table
A smile on his lips
“I’m glad you were able.”

“Well I kept my promise
To meet you today.”
He took a sip from his glass
His eyes not leaving her face

She reached for her own
Lips curled in a wicked smile
“Amici e vino sono meglio vecchi.”
Made him guffaw a while

“Are you saying that I’m old?”
He winked and took a sip
“I’m saying we get better with age
Like fine wine and friendship.”

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Daily Prompt: Passport

For our minds are our
Passports in this spectacular
Adventure we call life.

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Everred – The Journey III (Excerpt)

“What are your plans after graduation?”

He let out a loud guffaw, then took another long draw, and she felt a little miffed. She could see the grey wisps he exhaled floating up the sky into nothingness.

“What a question, and what a time! But I haven’t really thought about it though… how ’bout you?”

She thought a little, then said carefully, “Something related to art, perhaps.” She brought the opened can to her lips and took a mouthful, then set it down beside her on the stony ledge.

A distance behind, both of them looked out at the two youths as the boy laughed, both back facing them. She turned resolutely towards him, with almost an inquiring look on her face.

“I was serious you know, and there you were making a joke out of it.”

He fell silent, but continued gazing at the two youngsters; the girl was holding out an instant camera at arm’s length, both of them posing for pictures.

Quietly, she pulled out a polaroid from her bag and handed it to him. He seemed slightly shocked, then awed, as he held the faded photograph closer to scrutinise the picture, a smile creeping up the corners of his mouth. She felt a little awkward.

“I… I kept all our pictures from then.”

“You’re an inspiration to me. You always have.”

He looked up abruptly from his scrutiny and his eyes met hers, like they did once a long time ago. She broke away quickly, blushing more from his gaze than her confession.

The boy took another puff, then looked wistfully into the distance, at a fan-sign of a band with him in it.

“I will conquer the world. And I will take you, everywhere.”

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Everred – The Journey II (Excerpt)

She had raised her hand slowly, and the boy looked in her direction. For a moment, their eyes met and she had a strange feeling that she had never been able to quite describe, even after all these years. Not that she was one to tell anyone but even to herself, it was quite impossible to define it.

He walked steadily towards her, his eyes never leaving her face, and she blushed. He reached the empty table beside her, lowered his schoolbag onto the ground with a firm thud, then pulled out the chair beside her and sat in it, pulling himself towards the table as he did. She had glanced at him curiously as he did in the same instance, grinning at her.

“Hey, nice to meet you.”

“Nice to meet you too.”

“Will you take me around a bit during lunch? Mum showed me around the school, but I thought you’d know where the play areas are.”

“…Um, okay… I suppose.”

She hesitated a little, then looked out of the window, thinking about where to bring him at lunch when a figure walking outside cast a shadow on her. She looked up at the stranger – a lady – meeting her eyes, and was startled, for they were shrouded in the same pensiveness as hers. The lady looked slightly surprised but walked away, just in time for the lunch bell to sound.

“Let’s go!” He was grinning at her, forcing her to return his smile with a slight one. Taking her lunchbox, she ran out with the new boy amidst the chattering of the class.

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Daily Prompt: Journey

For life, at every
Stage, is a journey, and you
My destination.

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Everred – The Journey I (Excerpt)

His eyes flickered and he looked up immediately. She smiled.

“Did you forget me already?”

Her eyes met his and his gaze softened momentarily as he took in the features of her face. She blushed and broke away. He grinned.

“Hey babe… it’s good to see you.”

“Awesome turnout here… almost gave up trying to get in.”

“Did you now,” he said, giving her a conspiratorial wink.

Something in that exchange gave her a strange, distant feeling; instinctively she retreated.

“Look, wait for me, I’ll be done in a while… we need to catch up. Same number?”

In reply, she took out her phone and held it out, then leaned closer towards him. He grinned and obliged. As she took the shot she whispered, “Yes.” Then, turning towards him, she returned his wink with a slight tilt of her head before picking up the signed album and walking away. He gazed out after her as she did, a slight smile on his face, then recomposed himself, bestowing the next waiting fan a nod and his signature smile.

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