Midas In Reverse

He insisted,

I tell you I have the Midas touch!

She said,

I believe you. Only you are Midas in reverse.
You only touch that which is already gold.

He laughed. She did too.

She didn’t tell him she was thinking

Midas turned life into cold metal.
But you could bring gold back to life.

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12 thoughts on “Midas In Reverse

  1. wiseling February 16, 2007 at 11:54 Reply

    Waah, kya baat hai! bahut khoob 🙂


  2. someonearbit February 16, 2007 at 16:30 Reply

    Beautiful !


  3. sadim February 17, 2007 at 05:02 Reply

    Midas thought he had a boon, but t’was a curse
    He assumed she spoke of a curse, she knew t’was a boon


  4. sherriff February 17, 2007 at 14:20 Reply



  5. Vi February 18, 2007 at 23:47 Reply

    A wise one, she is.


  6. perspective inc February 19, 2007 at 10:35 Reply



  7. ideasmith February 20, 2007 at 09:56 Reply

    @ Wiseling, Someonearbit, Sherriff, Perspective Inc.: Thenk yew!

    @ Sadim: She in my story, doesn’t think about whether it is a boon or a curse. She just knows what she sees, what he thinks and what really is.

    @ Vi: Just perceptive perhaps? Or a hopeless romantic, more likely.


  8. Shreyasi February 20, 2007 at 11:10 Reply

    hopeless romantics dream better and can see and feel the ‘Midas in reverse’unlike many others who have nicely ironed them out.


  9. Sakshi February 20, 2007 at 14:24 Reply

    My my….how about finding some Midas-like for us too. 🙂


  10. ideasmith February 20, 2007 at 14:42 Reply

    @ Shreyasi: That’s idealistic, isn’t it? Even hopeless romantics have to face reality sometime.

    @ Sakshi: There aren’t any Midases in real life. Reverse or otherwise.


  11. k February 26, 2007 at 11:27 Reply

    brilliantly written or should i say perceived. thanks, for writing this piece.


  12. ideasmith February 26, 2007 at 20:34 Reply

    @ K: And thank you for dropping by and reading it!


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