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A Disappointing Day

If she hadn’t remembered the scent from before. There would have been no screams, no stamping up and down on the trolley.

A Disappointing Day is a poem written by Lynn White and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Contrition for the month of August

A Disappointing Day

If they hadn’t asked her

to smell the nice scent.

If she hadn’t remembered

the scent from before.

There would have been

no screams, no stamping

up and down on the trolley.

The nurse would still

have her cap on

and the doctor would have

no fist or feet marks

on his white coat,

no red hand mark

on his pale cheek.

There would have been

no shock, horror reports

to those who had put away

Red Riding Hood

and were waiting

anxiously for news

of their little girl.

But they did ask her.

They did ask her.

The scent wasn’t nice.

She knew it.

And there was no ice cream

afterwards either.

They’d lied about that

as well.

A disappointing day.

Read more from Lynn White by checking out her site here or her previous entries with The Ugly Writers:

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Lynn White

Lynn White

I live in north Wales. I have been writing at various points in my life since I was in my teens. My work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people I has known or imagined. I am especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.

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