Tonight in my creative writing class we were asked to write a very short poem using metaphors and a negative emotion. Here is what I came up with (bare in mind we are given 5 mins max to do this);
Rejection is a discarded doll left out in the rain
Rejection is the lonely child watching the other children play
Rejection is the letter beginning "I regret to inform you..."
Rejection is the lone, burnt chip left sitting on your plate
Needless to say when I read it aloud there was laughter.
Doesn't anybody else feel sorry for the last baked bean or burnt chip left all by itself on the dinner plate? Or the green crisp, cast aside just because it's green? How sad the crisp looks without a partner to keep it company. Surely I can't be the only one who, if she doesn't finish her chips / beans / crisps, will leave two instead of one because she doesn't want the last, rejected morsel to feel lonely...
Is it really that weird?!