One hundred and fifteen words…

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

If you don’t speak French, or even if you do you may need a translation! Fear not, you’ll find a link to the poem in 100% English should you reach the other end!


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I heard a voice, a soft voice

Suivez-moi it said

Suddenly from the gloom

A girl appeared


Ce qui vous veulent? I said

Suivez et vous verrez she said 

I said Je fais l’aucun veux à

She said Vous devez


She ran down a dark street

Occasional streaks of light

Revealed her tear stained face

 Rapidement she said


Je ne peux pas continuer I said

Faster and faster she went

Hâte she said

Je suis perdant vous I said

Then she disappeared


Là où êtes vous? I called

Il est trop tard she cried

Ce qui vous a voulu? I asked

Il est trop tard she sobbed


I guess I’ll never know


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To find an English translation and even hear me read it, CLICK HERE !





15 thoughts on “One hundred and fifteen words…

  1. hilarymb Jun 23, 2019 / 07:58

    Hi Keith – her tears will be worrying you for a while … sad to read … cheers Hilary

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  2. Carol J Forrester Jun 23, 2019 / 16:23

    I’m pleased to say my French is apparently good enough that I managed to read the majority of your poem. Nice use of the prompt.


  3. rochellewisoff Jun 24, 2019 / 00:10

    Dear Keith,

    Alas I don’t speak French. So I had to follow the link to the translation. Very clever use of the word prompt. .;)



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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 24, 2019 / 09:40

      I lived in France for several years and even I don’t speak French! Thanks Rochelle.


  4. Dale Jun 24, 2019 / 05:26

    Well I do speak French and I fear this is still lost in the translation 😉
    Fun use of the prompt…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 24, 2019 / 09:36

      Unfortunately Google Translate doesn’t speak very good French but it was as close as I could get! Cheers Dale.

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      • Dale Jun 24, 2019 / 09:49

        Which makes this all the more applicable! In an odd way…

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