WEP: Please Read the Letter

Please read the letter.
It’s pinned by a magnet to the fridge.
You used to be such a go-getter.
Now it’s like, ‘let’s decide when we get to that bridge.’

Please read the letter.
It has important instructions on it.
The ceiling’s getting wetter,
so for goodness sake use the proofing kit!

Please read the letter.
It’s your last chance, so you better.
Don’t you dare ruin the dishes or my favourite sweater,
else this time you’ll have to deal with the outside weather.


Tagline: Reminiscences, instructions & consequences that come with a letter!

WEP is here with its musical theme of ‘Please read the Letter’! This is the first time I’ve tried writing a poem (or at least something resembling it?) for the WEP and really enjoyed it. I think I’m going to try it more.

Word Count – 84 words: For comments, anything works.

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  1. I love poetry. This was a fun poem to read. Says a lot in a few words. I like the last line: “else this time you’ll have to deal with the outside weather.” Oh, oh, sounds like someone better shape up or it’s “Hit the road jack and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more.” Cool take on the prompt.

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  2. Hi Bernadette – what a fun take on the prompt … I sure hope your sweater is not ruined! Good for you for trying out some poetry – cheers Hilary

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  3. I love your take on the prompt! The poem flows well, I enjoyed the rhyme, and I think it speaks to a problem a lot of relationships experience. Well done!

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  4. Great take. Those little notes left on the fridge might seem like a trivial thing, but they could reveal such a lot. This is like putting a relationship under a microscope. Well done!

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  5. Good letter. Seems useful.
    I wrote a humorous piece for the June WEP prompt (it isn’t adult, though some may mistake it as such at first, depending on your hobbies).
    And I’m contemplating my favorite book worlds for the IWSG July prompt (I’m co-hosting). Any thoughts?
    Over at Operation Awesome, we’re gearing up for our Pass or Pages query contest with July’s family saga genre. Know any writers who might want to enter?

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