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.

35 responses to “WEP: Please Read the Letter”

  1. Such a delightful take on the prompt! Thanks for the smiles. Reminded me of ‘This is just to say’ by William Carlos Williams.

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  2. Very clever, Bernadette. It’s fun to experiment with poetry. Well done. I liked the not-so-veiled threat at the end. Great use of the prompt in very few words.

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    1. Thanks Denise. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  3. Sounds like somebody is in big trouble! 😀 Your clever poem made me smile.

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  4. Poetry is always fun to try out! Great job

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  5. 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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    1. It does seem like that on 2nd thought 🤔 Thanks for reading.

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  6. 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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    1. So far, so good. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  7. Smiling – while suspecting he WILL feel the weather outside.

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    1. I guess only time will tell…

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  8. Your poem raises so many questions. Who is the letter from? Who is it addressed to?

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    1. Some questions are best left unanswered… 😉

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  9. Haha! This was fun. I could make out you enjoyed writing this one.

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    1. I most definitely did 😀

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  10. 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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  11. Haha, what a clever prompt post! 🙂

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  12. I love your poem!
    It says so much more than what you have written.

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  13. 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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    1. Thanks Nick 🙂 Now all that’s left is for those little notes to be read 😅

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  14. I think the recipient of this letter
    Better get his act together!

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    1. Yup, he definitely needs to

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  15. Your lovely poem was a great read after the other, sadder responses to the prompt. It’s a perky little poem.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it

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  16. I should try that. On second thought, he wouldn’t or couldn’t read between the lines. LOL Loved it!

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  17. I liked the last threat. She sounded quite serious. A very good contribution to this month’s WEP!

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    1. I guess she finally decided she’d had enough

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  18. 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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    1. Sounds awesome! I’m just getting started with reading all the June entries, will soon be around 😀

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