Friday, May 4, 2012

ONCE MORE


public domain photo - credits appear below

Once More
 
I only came to say hello.
Our last parting, an ugly spat,
wasn’t what I wanted for us.

I came to make peace
unprepared for what I’d find;
had heard he wasn’t doing well
(an epic understatement), but his eyes
lit up when I entered the room.  

One glance at his pale,
grateful face, entreating hand,
apology smile, and I started to cry.
“I’m sorry,” I said to his “Goodbye”,
then I stayed ‘til the lights went out
and all the air had left the room.
    

public domain photo credits:

Description
English: chicken egg and hand
Deutsch: Ei (Hühnerei) und Hand
Français : Oeuf et main
Date 30 December 2008
Source Selbst erstellt / Oeuvre propre / Own work
Author Filoump

 

 
 

 

8 comments:

  1. That was pow!erful. I am humbled into silence, suffice it to say: this is a perfect poem. Thanks, Mosk

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    1. Wow, Mosk, I'm pretty humbled myself -- by such an incredible compliment. Thank you! :-]

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  2. Amazing poem, my friend. Buddah says it perfectly: I am humbled into silence.

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    1. Thank you, Marie! Very much! :-)

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  3. Pamela: so open, so raw, so powerful. Poignant. I am grateful they experienced what brief closure they could.

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    1. Thank you, Meena! Such lovely compliments! :-)

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  4. Pam, Wow that hit right in the heart--left me teary, realized I'd been holding my breath too, while I read. Powerful stuff, my friend <3

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    1. Had that effect on me when it came out too. Thank you, Sara!

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