Today’s prompt for SoCS is “starts with pro.” Come the think of it, the word “prompt” fits. 🙂 I wrote 2 senryu and may write more later, but this is what I have to share right now. Thanks to Linda for providing the prompt.
protracted waiting: need professional patience until life makes sense
proceed with caution what is the next step to take proven in waiting
Not life’s entire attainment
But I can’t help it —
Want someone to share my life,
Someone to accept my love
This tanka was inspired by the wordle below from MLMM. The word “marriage” specifically led to me writing this. The point of a wordle is to use most / all of the words, but I’m still linking up.
A couple of months ago, my bf and I of 15 months broke up, since his mother decided that she didn’t like me, for the sole reason that I have an entry-level job. It has been a really hard process, especially because my ex hardly even stood up and fought for me, even though he was crazy about me and all but proposed. Everyone I’ve spoken to says that A. his mother was way out of line, and B. I deserve better. Sometimes I believe that. In fact, I believed it more in the beginning, to be honest. I even got angry with my now-ex and told him to “grow some balls” — and I usually don’t use that kind of language, especially not to someone’s face!
Today it still hurts so much to be judged in such a way. It has been especially difficult because even if I “deserve better,” where can I find “better;” I don’t know?