Monday, August 16, 2010

But diamonds are a girl's best friend.

'Twas the day I wore grey
The day you fetched me
a red velvet box and took my hand.
Held up its contents to my face
before I began to understand.
You slipped the catch off
of a necklace of blues
and in your best fawning voice said,
"Darling, they're sapphires, see these hues?
Dont they perfectly match
the glitter of your glorious eyes?"
I turned away, lowering my gaze
before you could even surmise
the depth of my despair as I fled the room.
You claim you never understood
the suddenness of my gloom
or why I refused to see you
inspite of all your pleading.
Shall I tell you now or,
or do you see where this is leading?
Do you remember now, my love?
Do you remember my dress?
Now that was the colour of my irides.


T. said...

ouch. mebbe the poor sod was colorblind or something! but i liked how it was simultaneously girly n caustic reminded me of dorothy parker.

Srishti said...

Oooohhhhh!!! I LIKE I LIKE I LIKE! Did you write it? Its awesome! But shit, I feel bad for the guy. :(
She is one smart girl, hun, managed to snitch a guy who would buy her sapphires and she could still be mad at him. Cool :D

Beautifully written =)

Gustaf Valström said...

Dayum this is badass funny and like Tauf says, unexpectedly girly coming from you. so the gal wanted diamonds huh?

But with ur eyes did some guy get you, erm, coal? *wink, wink*

Tangled up in blue... said...

T., mebbe he just didn't look carefully. And Parker is something else, isn't she? But thanks for saying that anyway.

Srishti, Thanks! I think thats what one wud call a "high-maintenance" girl! :D They're definitely smart and they always snare guys who'll buy them sapphires.. ;)

Mefisto, cmon! I am allowed to be bitchy and girly once in a while, right? :D and I think she wud definitely have liked diamonds, yes.

And as for me getting coal, remember its an allotrope. So thats close, right? :P

Pankaj said...

wow. im not sure i got the end though. she wanted diamonds instead? she was blind?

Tangled up in blue... said...

See, without all the embellishments, its like this,

guy gets girl sapphires coz he thinks they go with her blue eyes
girl gets upset coz her eyes are grey, not blue and refuses to see guy
the diamonds are only a reference to a song line. besides, everyone likes diamonds, dont they?

and umm, why'd you think she was blind? becoz you thought she wanted diamonds? :D

you-know-who said...

XD i luv it!

Tangled up in blue... said...

Obvi I know its you! :P Thanks girl! :)