“I shouldn’t have hit you,” you say.,
As you pass me my green tee.

“I threw a pan at you,” I say,
As I put it in my suitcase.

“How did we come to this,” you ask,
Holding our favorite photo frame.

“I won’t be taking that,” I tell you,
Reminiscing how happy we were.

“What about this?,” you ask,
Holding the scrap-book we made.

“What happened to us?” I ask,
Reaching out to your hand instead.

“We played the blame game,” you say,
Pulling your hand away.

“Do you still love me?,” I ask,
Teary eyed, I look at you.

“Just as much as you do,” you reply,
And pass me the mug you got me for Valentines.

“It doesn’t matter now,” I say,
As I squeeze the mug between my clothes.

“Let’s renew it,” you say,
Pulling our scrap-book out.

“What do you mean,” I ask,
As confused as I can be.

“We shared love,” you say,
Opening a picture of us.

“Now let’s share the blame too,” you continue,
With your eyes full of hope.
“I’m sorry, I was horrible,” I apologize,
You just shake your head in disapproval.
“We are sorry, we messed it up,”  you say,
As you wrap your arms around me.

“Let’s fix our mess,” I reply,
As I pass you my blue jeans.

For Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Renewal”

Featured image by: Derick Santos from Pexels

79 thoughts on “Renewal

  1. beautiful Shreya, I say, he said… actually did he!! amazing that would be… I could really read it like a song… had you created it like that or it’s just my mind

  2. Negotiations are a key to any relationship…I love the last couple of lines “Lets fix the mess”…They explain how much they are putting efforts in their relationship to make it work together…Love this Shreya…You know I luv ur writings right…Virtual hugs to you…

    1. Haha… It should have been our I wrote it out… Now I gotta fix that mess… 😂😂😂 Thank you so much Madhuri. You make a girl who thinks her poems are only for her diary feel like she should keep posting. 🥰🥰🥰🥰 Thank you so much, dear. Loads and loads of love to you! And a warm virtual hug too. 🤗🤗😘😘😘😘😘😘💓💓💓💓💓

  3. After the storm comes the calm. If love still persists, it can be “renewed” leaving bitter moments behind.
    How good is your poem. I totally enjoyed reading your verses.
    A big hug for your inexhaustible inspiration

    1. Thank you so much, Manuel. Your sweet words make me smile so very wide. 🙈🙈🙈🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️♥️♥️♥️💓♥️

    1. Thank you so much, Eshal! So glad you loved it. 🤗🤗😘😘😘😘💓💓💓💓❤️❤️♥️💓💓💓 How’s your day going?

  4. This is so beautiful Shreya 🤩🤩🤩
    And specially these lines…
    “We are sorry, we messed it up,”  you say,
    As you wrap your arms around me.
    “Let’s fix our mess,” I reply,
    Amazing ❤️❤️❤️❤️✨

      1. Don’t call my inspiration okaish Shreya. You know you have so much wisdom in you, so sound knowledge of poetry. I really like your work. And I love you♥️

      2. Lol! But thanks! Love you too… This means a lot to me… Although I don’t share the same opinion as you. 😂😂🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘😘

      3. 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈
        I don’t know what to say. 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈

    1. Thank you so so so so so much Navin! A million thanks wouldn’t be able to express how grateful I am. Your contant motivation has been such an important factor in my blogging journey. So glad you like my poem. I really adore your poems. And thank you so so so much for the award too. You lift up my spirit, dear. 🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘♥️♥️♥️♥️❤️❤️❤️💓💓💓💓💘💘💘💘🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

      1. You’re welcome dear Shreya. I simply love your poems, touching so many subjects & hearts. You’re growing in leaps & bounds. Thanks for your kind words for my poems. Much love ❤️😘🤗✨

  5. This is an interesting poem. I like the heartfelt apologies shared and acknowledged.
    Recognition that there is no one at fault just the way responses to feelings became a new story with walls.
    Where does the story go from here?
    Do they seek the root of the conflict?
    Is there a happy ending?

    1. I don’t know where the story goes … Maybe they’ll get a happy ending… Have to think about it. So gald you liked it. Thank you so so so much for the acknowledgement! Sending you loads and loads of love! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


    Amid the
    Slowly settling
    Smouldering rubble
    Of what remained
    Of the living room,

    Still faintly quivering
    With the last echoes
    Of our screaming havoc,

    She took a deep breath,
    Rubbed her hands together and smiled.

    “Well,” she said, “that’s cleared the air.
    Shall we have a cup of tea?”

    ~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~

    My partner (and I for that matter) wish to deny that this piece in any way describes our relationship. 🙂

      1. I recall reading years ago that laughter often arises when a person (or a group/audience) is suddenly confronted with something which is completely at odds with the way they are currently (mentally) viewing a certain scene. Look at any Monty Python skit for example. In this case a couple who have just had a blazing row when she has returned to her senses and proposes they go back to “normal” as if what just happened did not occur.

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