Saturday 2 April 2016


Text me by all means, but please
don't make it the usual hard done by message:
the you've abandoned me and left me broken
self-pitying soliloquy. I've heard it so many times
that it no longer provokes either guilt or pity.

Can we also avoid the blackmail message:
the if you don't come back I swear I'll kill myself.
You know how much I need you in times of trouble
to sort out my life for me kind of message
that displays not the slightest interest in my needs?

And can we ditch the it wasn't MY fault message:
how can I help it if all those women throw themselves at me?
Well, you didn't have to catch them ALL did you?
One, or maybe two, I could have forgiven. But forty-two??
I now feel inclined to say, "Oh just get out of my life!"

What I've really been longing for is a how it used to be text:
the I can't wait to see you again, and
you'll always be the only one for me,
you know that kind of text, that precludes
something altogether more erotic and exciting

that sets my pulses racing and breathes new life
into a heart that's been slowly tortured to death.
However, I've come to realise that will never be. So
I'll settle for a hi, how are you? friendship
kind of text, that is caring, genuine...and just for once,
totally unselfish.


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    1. Oh thank you, much!

      Have a great day.:))

  2. You got the essence - the blackmail & my fault -messages!!! :)))

    1. Yes, the whole gamut I guess!! LOL ;)

      Many thanks, Riitta. :))

    2. Hi again, Ritta.
      I do hope you get to read this:
      I have been trying to leave a comment on your posts, but can't seem to be able to.
      Please can you advise me?
      I'd be so grateful. :)

  3. Beautifully written, dear this!!!
    Believe it-or-not...I don't text :)


    1. A very wise decision, Jan!
      I text very little myself. I guess that just means I have little of interest to share! *smiles*

      Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

  4. So true the final acceptance/acknowledgement of selfishness and betrayal. Wonderful writing, as usual.

    1. Don't think I'd like to be a teen or twenty-something in today's texting scene...I imagine it could be utterly soul-destroying! *smiles*

      Many thanks, Anthony...much appreciated.:))

  5. Boa tarde, o reconhecimento da vida pouco ou nada transparentes muito bem escrita.

    1. Thank you so much, AG...I'm so glad it was only fiction!

      A Hug :)

  6. So well written, dear Ygraine. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. And thank you so much for reading, dearest Linda.:)

      Thinking of you always...with sincerest Love and Friendship...xoxoxo

  7. __"Y" I like your views here, your views so well fit... my views of how technology has minimized our civility_!
    __I believe the best "text" messages are: cursively written messages on the inside of a well-fit greeting card, or perhaps a letter... on writing paper... in an addressed envelope with a real stamp.
    __Of course, I'm just an old-timer that cannot measure up to the modern, and I waste time by clinging to what once was. Cursively_? Smiles_! _m

    a note
    hand written in ink
    mail slot

    1. My sentiments precisely, Doug!
      Oh how I miss those yesteryears...of eagerly awaiting the postman and then opening a hand-written letter with trembling hands...
      Yes...another old-timer here too!;)

      Many thanks.:))

  8. texting taken to a detailed, different level :)

    1. Thank you, Deeps...this was great fun to write!

      Have a good day.:)

  9. Hmmm, get him out of your life I shout - it soon escalates to 'I swear I'll kill you'!
    Excellent subject well written Ygraine :))

    1. Yes, good idea...could well be the ominous precursor of text-stalking! ;)
      Thank you so much, Rose.:))

  10. Understand and sympathise, My ex-h started cheating after only 3 months of marriage, I'm pretty sure he did all the women in my always you make me relate sweet sweet Ygraine I missed you I don't know how long I'll be able to stay on, or if I can visit everyone, usually it freezes me out after 3 minutes AH

    1. Oh deserve so much better than that.
      Well, all I can say is...he will end up a lonely man.

      Can't begin to tell you how much you've been missed too.
      Oh I so hope you can get things sorted soon. It must be so frustrating. I really feel for you.:/

      Lots & Lots of Love xoxoxo

  11. Excellent! So well written!!! Lucky, I don't text! LOL! Big Hugs!

    1. A really BIG thank you, are so kind!
      Don't blame you at all for not texting...I don't either, unless absolutely necessary!

      Lots of love & Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Many thanks, AG!

      Wishing you a great week too.:))

  13. Dear Ygraine,

    This is not a text but I'm just wondering how you're doing my friend, and wishing you well.

    I've never met you in person, but nevertheless, I'm so glad you're my friend.

    1. Oh thank you, Lon...such a kind thought...that is so appreciated.:)
      Do hope all is good with you too.

      Here's hoping we may someday meet in person...that would be really great.
      Having you as a friend is so important to me.
      Thank you for being you...:)

      Have a wonderful weekend.:))

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  15. I usually text sumthing like: "U still awake?" and when he/ she is ... then we talk on the phone ... much easier in a way, hmmm? Love, cat.

    1. I agree...much easier! lol
      Many thanks, Cat.:)

      Lots of Love xoxoxo


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