Friday Fictioneers 11th December 2020

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our hostess for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge.
You can join in here and also read some of the other contributions to the picture prompt, this week provided by Roger Bultot.

Sitting there, every day,
Dreaming of what might have been:
Memories of that unique share,
Whisked away by a greed unseen.
Friends they were, and partners too,
Each sharing a dream of riches,
Drawings put on paper and shown
To another to iron out glitches.
All too late, the damage was done,
An idea stolen from under his nose,
Making a million, for somebody else,
This wasn’t the life he chose.
Now he recalls being cheated and duped
By someone he thought he could trust,
A brilliant idea, his brainchild no less,
Like his dreams, have all turned to dust.

100 words on the nose!!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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28 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 11th December 2020

  1. neilmacdon says:

    I coulda been somebody

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    History is littered with stories like this. That’s capitalism for you.

  3. blindzanygirl says:

    I love this Di x

  4. murisopsis says:

    So sad a poem but it fits the photo perfectly!

  5. Sandra says:

    What a betrayal.

  6. Sad! I hope he finds a way out of the hole he’s fallen into.

  7. Lisa says:

    Lovely poem. So sad. So sad he is choosing to rehash the past. He’s missed out on a lot of living with that attitude. I just listened to a song where a lyric in reference to our lives is, “make it work with what you get.” That’s all we can do.

  8. I wonder how often this happens. Sadly, unless ideas are protected, nothing can be done about it.

  9. A sad tale of betrayal. Some things are mighty hard to recover from. Nicely penned!

  10. granonine says:

    Sadly, this is not an unusual story. You’ve told it very well.

  11. Betrayal is one of the most painful things …

  12. ahtdoucette says:

    A bittersweet story and an interesting take on the prompt. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Dale says:

    How often this happens! The I coulda been a millionaire is an all to familiar story.
    Well done, Di!

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