APOLOGIES TO ROBERT BURNS

Published January 1, 2017 by rochellewisoff

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Here's the photo that struck my fancy.

Here’s the photo that struck my fancy.

Here’s my bit ‘o’ fluff for the week. Happy New Year! 

Genre: Questionable

Word Count: 150

APOLOGIES TO ROBERT BURNS

            From the moment we met my heart belonged to him. His voice was like wind song and his words like tinkling bells on a sleigh.

He told me he was born 3 kilometers south of Ayr in Alloway in the year 1759.

              But how could this be? This is New Year’s Eve, 2017.

             Nonetheless when he recited poetry time had no meaning.

“As fair are thou, my bonie lass

So deep in luve am I,

And I will luve thee still, my Dear,

Till a’the seas gang dry.”

               Lost in the depth of his blue eyes, I sipped my fourth Scotch. “I’ll stay with you always, my love.”

               “Impossible, m’lady.” His cheeks flushed from pink to crimson. He dried my tears with the tip of his trunk and whispered in my ear. “Dinna fash yerself, lassie. We’ll tak a cup ‘o kindness now, but an elephant can’t stay forever.”

 

38 comments on “APOLOGIES TO ROBERT BURNS

    • Thank you, J Hardy. I wasn’t sure about this one, but I just had to go there. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one up early on New Year’s Day. I raise my cup of coffee. L’chaim and to a great year.

      Shalom and Happy New Year,

      Rochelle

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    • Dear Karen,

      I wasn’t sure if I’d make it this week. I love it when the stories just pop into my head. I hope the Elephant himself doesn’t mind 😉 I’m happy it pulled together for you and you took the time to say so.

      A Happy New Year to you, too…and many more.

      Rochelle

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  • Delightful piece, m’lady, perhaps inspired by that fourth Scotch?
    But never trust AnElephant, he speaks sweet words, but are they true?
    Wi’ lightsome heart I put a rose,
    Full sweet upon the thorny tree.
    But my false lover stole my rose,
    And ah, she left the thorn wi’ me.

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    • Dear Guitar Picker,

      That’s when you know you have a hit–when the banter is as much fun as the story. Glad you dropped by. This is my third time doing this challenge. All those extra words! 😉

      Shalom on the first Monday of 2017,

      What’s Her Name

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    • The salutation makes me wonder if you saw some of those ridiculous videos they posted of me on Facebook New Year’s Eve. Normally, I’m more of a nose picker but the C flat note in my left nostril sounded slightly out of key, so I opted to use a guitar for this occasion (much to the relief of those in attendance.

      Completed the first draft of the Idiot story yesterday. Working on the epilogue now. It’s been a long task, and the idiots not always cooperative. I’m glad to see it drawing near completion.

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      • Guilty as charged. I personally enjoyed the video. You really needed your red nose, though. You looked way too serious. Saw a couple of other familiar faces there, too.

        Can’t wait to read the Idiot.

        Shalom,
        WHN

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