The Chronicles Of Simon the Lover- Chapter Ten: Fallen Angel

The Chronicles Of Simon the Lover

Chapter Ten: Fallen Angel

 

And with this

Time stopped in the small community

While everyone who had bought a paper

(And believe me, that day everyone bought

A paper)

Caught their breath

 

On Simon’s way into town

Each passing car moved in slow motion

And every pedestrian’s glance

Was not a look of disgust

But of amazed confusion

 

Simon?

The town’s peculiar one?

Can a crooked, shuffling

Familiar stranger

Be the author of inspired words

And the true love

Of the fair Muriel?

 

Could he be the one

Who had cut his heart open

As with a knife

Before us all?

 

That day at the diner

Simon was not the ghost

Haunting the back-corner table

But the focus of everyone’s attention

And topic of their whispered conversation

 

As twelve o’clock drew nearer

Simon’s anticipation increased

And when the door opened

His heart almost ceased to beat

When for the first time

He allowed his eyes to meet Muriel’s

 

Between each blink

Eternity passed

Muriel felt Simon’s love

She felt peace

She felt whole

 

Then, as Peter taking his eyes off of the Lord

Sunk into the sea

With faith faltering,

Muriel looked upon the faces of the townsfolk

Feeling their judgment

And her faith in love being shaken

She walked back out the door

 

As she hurried down the sidewalk

She wept with disappointment

Not in her lover

But in herself

Her detached, offended spirit

Viewed her body from above

As God, beholding a fallen angel

 

While she sped away

Toward the far country

Simon sat at his formica covered

Back-corner table

For the last time

And wrote one more poem…

 

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The Chronicles Of Simon the Lover- Chapter Nine: Chronicle #3

The Chronicles Of Simon the Lover

Chapter Nine: Chronicle #3

 

Beloved Muriel

You are my only desire

I am your captive

Do with me as you wish

I will be revealed to you

Shroud not your eyes

But look full on

I wish not to be a spectacle

But a welcome revelation

Muriel my blessed flower

 

My stomach is in knots

Yet I will not be ruled by fear

For I believe in love

And I trust my lover’s heart

Be my answered prayer

My Muriel

My love

I am Simon

 

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The Chronicles Of Simon the Lover- Chapter Eight: Muriel’s Heart

The Chronicles Of Simon the Lover

Chapter Eight: Muriel’s Heart

 

As Muriel read the poem

She wept

And this moment brought a first for her

She believed for the first time

That true love was real

And her heart began to yearn

To know who her lover was

 

She made her way through the day

With every moment feeling like a lifetime

Each man she passed

Brought the same question

“Is this my love?”

 

With Simon’s words

The door to Muriel’s heart

Had been unlocked

 

That day when Simon saw her

He saw a woman in love

But she didn’t know who with

At one moment she giggled to herself

The next she was almost in tears

 

Simon was now resolved…

 

He would be revealed

To his love

And it would be for Muriel

To slay or bring him to life

 

When he left the diner after lunch

He walked straight to the Town Chronicle

And personally delivered the letter

 

The whole walk home

And the rest of the day

Simon did nothing

But hope against hope

And as he slept

He saw Muriel in his dreams

 

The following day’s paper

Had his poem on the front page

 

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