Saturday, April 26, 2008

Size does matter.....

Outrageous”, I had screamed in quiet fury

Surveying the clothes strewn around in a hurry.

There had been such anticipation and sense of excitement

And that alluring black bustier had been a definite enticement.

He had stood expectantly , hanging on to my every word

He tried to reason and his eyes even implored.

But I stood my ground and looked at him with scorn.

And that once caring man was now my enemy sworn.

Taking a deep breath, I held it in till it hurt ...

And continued to resolutely zip up the velvet skirt.

My fingers quivered and my hand , it shook

I steeled myself to put in all the effort it took .

His words came back to me and I almost died

I lost my composure, then broke down and cried.

Feeling all exhausted and tired and spent

My reckless rebellion I sincerely did repent.

Now sorrowfully I would ask him to take back

The skirt that I had picked up off the rack .

For the store hand had been right

That god damn skirt was definitely too tight !!

Writer's Island Prompt / 25th April 2008 :" Outrageous"


J.C. Montgomery said...


[hangs head]

It was like you were there...LOL

Well done!

Greyscale Territory said...

There is nothing more demeaning than choosing a dream that just won't fit!

Great write!


Tammy said...

This just happened today with a wetsuit. lol Great use of the prompt.

Indrani said...

I often feel the same at stores. Outrageous is the word, now I know. ;)

How well you have used the prompt Shubha!

Gene Bach said...

Dang, all my clothes are like that anymore. LOL!!!

paisley said...

well the title to this post would be the perfect retort to such a shameful excuse for a man......

shubd said...

I think I will tell you how this one came about !
Once at a store a lady approached me saying "I wear a size 'medium' , but I want to buy for a friend who is more your size ..what do you wear?"
She had a very undiplomatic startled look when I told her I wore a medium too !!
Made me wonder about perceptions we have about ourselves and how others see us !

A BIIIG THANKS ... I enjoyed this one ..thanks everyone for stopping by and for sharing it with me :)

jadey said...

LOL we have all had these moments. Oh well another day. Great post.

Constance said...

wonderful ending. You had me going! :)

Ashvina said...

Hehe...when in doubt...wear a wraparound!! :P

shubd said...

Jadey Constance Ashvina

Thanks for your comments .

Oooohhh the tight spots one gets oneself into !!! :P

texasblu said...

Oh my! Thanks for the story behind the poem - that would be frustrating! This was so well done - very enjoyable!

shubd07 said...


Yes it definitely was a very deflating moment !

But it helped me write the poem !! :)
Thanks for your visit .