Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Three Word Wednesday - Open your eyes

Three Word Wednesday - Open your eyes

Prompts: Enchanting, adjective: delightfully charming or attractive.

Fanatical, adjective: filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, obsessively concerned with something.

Giddy, adjective: having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizzy, disorienting and alarming, but exciting, excitable and frivolous; verb: make (someone) feel excited to the point of disorientation.

She was enchanting and fun
He was fanatical and dull
Crunching numbers every day
She was giddy with life
Seizing it in both hands

He watched her from a far
Wondering what she had
To be so happy about
She was poor
She worked too long
As a waitress and a cook
Yet her smile never wavered

He decided he needed her
So he could take her joy
And make it his
For his life was miserable
And oh so tedious
Surely such a treasure should be his?

He spruced himself up
Put on fake smiles and manners
But she saw through him
And refused him
Yet she continued to smile

One day when he came to the diner
She wasn’t there
The other waitress sullen
And deadly  dull
Told him she’d married her true love

He vowed to change that day
And find joy within and without
That’s when he opened his eyes
To the woman who had
For ten long years
Smiled at him
Every morning at the coffee shop
On her way to work
She was the one

He decided 
His own true love
He'd found his happiness

                                                       ©Sheilagh Lee May 18, 2016


  1. Ah that is very wise but also romantic...I love happy endings!!

  2. What a wonderful story and message Sheilagh - it is true how we feel is often how the world feels about us - unless we can slowly change even just a little.

  3. What is the point of chasing unrequited love when true love is there for the asking. One can often miss the obvious in many things! Wonderful lines Sheilagh!


  4. too true Hank. thanks for reading and liking this Hank.