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I wish you were immortal

April 26, 2021
By R_70 GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
R_70 GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
11 articles 3 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say." - Flannery O'Connor


My dearest….


I wish you were immortal


Or life would be bland


Days would be an agonizing drag from what they used to be 


I would hum the songs of sorrow through my memories 


Before drifting off to nightmares


My eyelashes would drip with tears like damp leaves on a rainy evening


Loving would seem impossible to do again


You were a piece of work


Your chest was filled with soft fists radiating through the mirror


You were a warrior


Reminding me that women were not beasts


But rather rebels of our time


Shattering differences into puzzle pieces meant to be fit together


For now, the bed will stay larger than usual


The pictures will stay in place


And the ring will be left unoccupied


The author's comments:

This is a free verse poem describing the feelings of grief and sorrow. This is from the perspective of a grieving husband.


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on Jun. 7 at 10:21 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
177 articles 22 photos 708 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"

its beautiful, so sad

R_70 GOLD said...
on Jun. 7 at 6:13 pm
R_70 GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
11 articles 3 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say." - Flannery O'Connor

thanks @lydiaq !

Lydiaq DIAMOND said...
on May. 27 at 7:21 pm
Lydiaq DIAMOND, Somonauk, Illinois
62 articles 21 photos 429 comments

Favorite Quote:
Normal people don't know what they're missing.

Wow, I love this title, classic!