Sunday, 7 August 2011


were you slowing
or was it just imagining
your broad shoulders
leather edged beret
worn at a slant
gaberdine rain mack
belted at the waist
one hand strong
another gnarled
bent and stalled
but still opening stiffened jars
strength of spirit
will of steel
so what happened
how was that real
when you left that day
did she have more appeal
were you so very tired
when she reached out a hand
and you ? did you welcoming smile
I thought you were asleep
but you were beyond stars and miles
~ miss you more than I can say ~


  1. Beautiful imagery here. Makes me miss him too.

  2. awwww I know the feeling of missing someone you love. Your prose is wonderful

  3. I am so intrigued... Who is "she" and what has she done to him? Who is he? I want to know more! Thanks for jamming with us this week.

  4. This is so sad. Half understanding, half pure loss, but all sad.

  5. Losing a loved one is always harsh and difficult to accept.

  6. oy this is sad...def this opens the imagination to a bit of the back story as well...nice write...

    thanks for the birthday wishes as well..smiles.

  7. sad, eloquent delivery.

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