Not Letting Go

Utah Jay By Utah Jay, 1st Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/13y2adu5/
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

Life is a funny thing. There are those who think that people like me just wanted to have fun, that they must have partied too much, but the truth is, that folks like me were made, this was never our childhood dream.

The Village

The Village

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and I have known nothing more childlike than being an addict, scared to death by the thought that there was no way out, and no way home. Scared to death by the lies I was telling myself, thinking that once the world around me, the world I cared about finds out that I’m a addict they will turn their backs on me, but that was not what happened at all.

uTAH jAY

Not Letting Go


Not Letting Go

Outside
a cold stand of trees wait
their arms and fingers
praying for sun
each frozen bough
emptied of leaves
except for a few stragglers
and one frozen red apple
hanging on tightly,
the remaining leaves
slowly dwindling down to earth
one
at
a
time.

Who is it
that notices one yellow leave
in a pile of thousands,
or one red apple
hanging on for dear life
in the freezing cold of late January
and does it with a tear in her eye
and in the next moment
her laughter comes.

One never knows
with a woman like this
just how lucky he is,
he just
hangs
on
tightly.

uTAH jAY

Tags

A Village, Angel, Angels Among Us, Hanging From Trees, Hanging On

Meet the author

author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
2nd Jul 2014 (#)

Nice. Thank you for sharing with us.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
2nd Jul 2014 (#)

another great one Utah....many thanks...

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author avatar Utah Jay
2nd Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks Phyl

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author avatar Utah Jay
2nd Jul 2014 (#)

You are so kind carolina

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