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Weekend Writing Prompt #266 – Flippant

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.  Heard tell Sammi ain’t too particular on the dates we choose to play so, there is that and I thank her for that, too 🙂

wk 266 flippant

When flippant replies are all I receive

I cannot help but feel the need

to recede

Where, in what world were you led to believe

I would not want you to succeed?

to mislead?

It is time, I say, to give me reprieve

I shall not beg for you, nor plead

to believe

I cannot help you with what you perceive

I’ve reached the end and feel the need

for you to go


72 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #266 – Flippant

  1. Well done, Dale. Wow.

    One of those poems that must be read several+ times, considered, and pondered (then back for more). While there are any aspects, even stanza by stanza, the poem awakens a sadness in me. An ultimatum? Failed relationship? Boundaries and reality?

    My last (I’ve lost count) reading revealed to me that each stanza stands on its own as a short poem. 🙂

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  2. Q

    Ugh, the flippant responses drove me nuts. And then he moved out and I lived happily ever after, The End.

    But seriously, there’s only so much wick a person has. And no, I ain’t talking John. When the flippant and the disrespectful and the overall drama just has no end, the door is the best answer you could have.

    And it’s funny how things change when they are on the other side of that door for any length of time.


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    • B

      Flippant responses, I think, are worse than completely ignoring me. Somewhat. So… there is hope for me, then?

      There seriously is only so much. The door awaits because my peace of mind depends on it.

      That’s what I’ve heard. My sister and niece get along so well now that she’s moved out! So. I’m hoping for that!


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      • I do believe you are right.

        And yes, there’s always hope. When the real world comes a knocking, there reality starts rocking.

        I understand. Respect does go a long way, and when you ain’t getting it, you need to quiet things.

        Here’s to the flip side!

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        • When they are flippant, they are shopping for pain 😉 Which, of course, we can no longer do .

          Nothing like being in charge of your own bills, food, domicile to wake you up.

          It does. And no, when it’s not there, it’s time to back off. In this case, I stay put.

          To the flip!

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