Sunday, February 16, 2014

Apartment To Let

Universal Studios Lot, Instagram by sessepien














Empty apartment filled with ghosts
she moved out in dark silence of night
he lived one flat up in an old brick stone
told her love was like riding a shiny  bike
once you have learned you'll never forget
in her loneliness she climbed iron stairs
by the window he smiled with delight
captivated he taught her all he knew
perfecting pedal strokes, building cadence
she longed to ride on streets of dreams
until, one warm day outside  her window
she saw him riding a bicycle built for two
smokey eyes she fled down the fire escape
she moved out in dark silence of night
knowing love was like riding a shiny bike
once you have  learned you'll never forget

posted for Magpie Tales: Mag 207

30 comments:

  1. smiles...i am glad she found love...
    also like the play on smokey eyes and the fire escape

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    1. Hi Brian,

      Thanks so nice to see your smiling face..

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    1. Thank you Alex so sweet of you to say...

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  3. Once you know
    Forever it will flow
    It will always be there
    Especially as at the other you stare
    Riding a bike may be easier to at least do though
    As few find such a love that make them glow

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    1. like riding a bike they say
      enjoying each magical day...

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    2. Not sure riding a bike brings such joy
      Rather the berth below, ahoy

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  4. I really enjoyed this, Truedessa! I like the twist at the end! Take care!

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    1. Thank you..take care as well..

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  5. Oh such a story this is - just like real life........love the repetition of lines, and actions, and the hopeful knowing that now she has learned love, she will never forget and will find it again/........I'm home a day early, got sick. But had FOUR glorious beach walks with a black lab....pure heaven. I came away with a deep knowing that I will be back there soon, that the universe is arranging itself right now to assist me back there. Yay!

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      Thanks for dropping over for a read...sorry to hear you were sick but, glad you had a glorious time on the beach. So happy for you my
      friend.

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  6. The bicycle built for two came as a delightful surprise when I was reading. What a satisifying ending. :o)

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  7. aww, what a sweet love story. you have some lovely images here, with the dreams and the two riding the bike together!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Stacy..so kind of you..

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  8. And Eleanor and Terry lived happily ever after !

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  9. Sweet and delightfully springy love poem!

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  10. Oh I really like this one...I'm a hopeless romantic and this was a beautiful love story!

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  11. Maybe she should beware of men on bicycles built for two. I get the sense someone else is riding in her place. Lovely with a solid dose of sadness!

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    1. Thank you for visiting..one has to watch those who sell bicycles..

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  12. Love is magical and free. This poem makes me think of riding a bike with the wind blowing through your hair and not a care in the world. It's magical and free too.

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    1. Thank you MJ..nice to see you here..

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  13. Got to watch out for those "bike" peddlers, hopefully her love won't be wasted on someone like this again!

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    1. Ginny,

      Thanks for reading and the comment..

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