Elegant Exit

al_forbes

Empty velvet lined boxes

Stand proudly on shelves

Their rightful occupants

Being awaited for

In vain

 

A lesser life this

Than believed

Far from prying eyes

Too hard to bear

Exquisite pain

 

Behind lush foliage

A mansion stood

Anticipating

A fresh coat of paint

In vain

 

The vintage car

Last to go

Larger than life

No discreet way really

Inevitable shame

The pursuit of dignity

In vain

 

Deeds signed

The ink barely dry

Time to call it a day

Finally

Time to leave town

Might as well leave in style

Head held high

A fitting end to a lifestyle

Vain.

 

[100 words]

Thank you, Al Forbes, for the photograph.

Thank you,Β Rochelle, for hosting the Friday Fictioneers’ Challenge. Shalom!

To read more entries please clickΒ here.

 

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31 thoughts on “Elegant Exit

  1. I love this Sailaja! For some reason, I read this as a metaphor of a “distinguished” elderly man passing away. It’s amazing how we all interpret writing in different way. Keep them coming Friend!πŸ˜„πŸ’•

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