Tomorrow at Five

April 15, 2010
By KathrynPaige GOLD, McCordsville, Indiana
KathrynPaige GOLD, McCordsville, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be devoured by spiders and man by his sorrows--Voltaire


He has to come home
She says he's not coming back
That he's six feet under
Entombed in stone
I don't understand

Where's the grey hair
The wide smile and open arms
His cheap but pristine suit
That smells of tobacco
It's already five

The train has arrived
Passengers roll out the grand doors
Snow falls all around
This bench is cold
He's never this late

I'll return again
I will be her when he comes
Tomorrow here at five
He has to come
Because I am waiting

He has to come home
He always does


The author's comments:
Anyone who hasn't watched Hachiko: A Dog's Story, has missed out on a truly beautiful story and needs to at least give it a try. I'm not a dog person, but this moved me to tears.

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on Aug. 22 2010 at 2:26 pm
KathrynPaige GOLD, McCordsville, Indiana
16 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be devoured by spiders and man by his sorrows--Voltaire

Over a hundred people have viewed this poem now!!! That's a record!!!

cheeky1 said...
on Jun. 14 2010 at 2:17 pm
Flory - Makes me cry too!!  What a talent Kathryn is!!!  Just like her mother -  AMAZING!!!!

MeAgain said...
on May. 28 2010 at 10:58 am
Trying again to fix.  I sent a note to the editor asking that they fix the stars.

on May. 28 2010 at 12:10 am
KathrynPaige GOLD, McCordsville, Indiana
16 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be devoured by spiders and man by his sorrows--Voltaire

NOOOOOOO!!!!!! That means I now have an average of 4 stars!! (jk)

Flory said...
on May. 27 2010 at 8:47 pm
I tried to give 5 stars but the system locked on 1 star. Sorry!!

Flory said...
on May. 27 2010 at 8:42 pm
This poem makes me cry. How sweet.


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