Strangely Close

Dawn143 By Dawn143, 17th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

Those moments in time you wish you could relive and change. My prompt that inspired this write was : Let's say resurrections are taking place ... who would you want to return and why?

Strangely...

When I walked by you on the bus
sat down with smiles and a twinkle in my eye.
The world was a beacon
and shadows ate you.

Dark trench coat
you screamed a name.
When gun shots rang
the woods a prison to your pain.

"I have some grave--tragic news,
a fellow classmate, took his own life yesterday."


When I walked by your grave
shadows followed I.
I smile and laugh
shadows still remain.

And when I sketched a somber face,
without eyes and bowed head.

I saw you.

In the corner of the class,
longing to soak in the warmth from simple joy.

When blood ran hot, and life bled cold.
Your mirror reflected my light and blinded me.

Sitting behind me, hands tightly clasped.
Face a mask of pain--a long neglect--

I smiled and I laughed.

Talking to a dead boy,

was not my cup of tea.

And when you were alive

I barely lived outside of me.



I finally see you.



I would frown,

I would cry.

If you were alive,

I would finally know

how dead you were inside.



So I could reach you.

Tags

Death, Pain, Poem, Poetry, Reach, Regret, Sadness, Suicide, Teen, You

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author avatar Dawn143
My real passion is writing poetry, but I also have begun to dabble in writing a children's story and a fictional novel. I also like finding fun facts about animals, I enjoy researching similar areas.

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author avatar Shamarie
18th Aug 2015 (#)

Dark trench coat
you screamed a name.
When gun shots rang
the woods a prison to your pain.

I love this stanza, Dawn! Thanks for sharing this emotional piece!

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author avatar Dawn143
19th Aug 2015 (#)

So glad you enjoyed it! You pointed it out correctly.. it is definitely emotional, I've never forgotten him.. just wish it was under different circumstances.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
19th Aug 2015 (#)

Thank you for sharing your poetry.

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author avatar Dawn143
19th Aug 2015 (#)

I'm glad you are pleased I do! I love to write it. thank you for your commentary!

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author avatar Carol Roach
21st Aug 2015 (#)

such a painful touching poem

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