Shawn L. Bird

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poem-middle February 12, 2018

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:37 pm
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You were middle aged

when we were twenty-seven,

but we didn’t know.

I feel like I am just beginning,

but you have ended.

I can not get my head around

this unexpected cutting

of a thread that should still be winding

through our tapestry.

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12 Responses to “poem-middle”

  1. sorry for your loss 😦

  2. Jim Stewart Says:

    …and so it goes. Reminders of mortality, although not always welcome, are also part of that tapestry.

  3. Old souls need cuddling, it is said. I would not know, being still a 25-year-old heart in a 67-year-old frame.

  4. Amy Jo Fleming Says:

    Strange how we put our own interpretations on other people’s poems. To me, your poem was about the loss of a relationship and not death, until of course, I read the tags. My interpretation reflects where I am in my life and not the death of your friend.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Amy Jo

  5. Amy Jo Fleming Says:

    This is my response to your poem.

    Betty

    We were
    Young moms together

    My daughter in a bright sled,
    Sliding across Wascana lake
    Red on white

    Your son in a sturdy navy stroller
    Cutting through the snow.
    Blue on white

    Laughter in the cold sunshine

    Later sipping hot chocolate and reading to the kids
    As they settled for a nap.

    We never prepared for this day.

    Your rosy cheeks are gone
    Laughing voice but a whisper
    Holding on
    Wanting to see your daughter graduate

    There is never enough time.
    Your flame blown out and all that is left is
    Grey on white


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