Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tucked In Forgotten Places

Tucked in all the forgotten places
are letters as yellow as dandelions.

He said - she said - clings to stationery
with faded penmanship that was
once bold in its ink and words.

He was at war – She was alone….
Paper escaped battle zones,
but trust fought a bigger war.

Envelopes tied with red ribbon
are skeletons waiting for questions
to shake answers from their dry bones.



©Susie Clevenger 2014

6 comments:

sreeja harikrishnan said...

deep ...Susie...touching....!!

Susan said...

Wow. Exactly! And some may never be fleshed out. Your poem gives them life.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Those old letters are a treasure trove. I wish I had some of them now - ones my grandma used to have.

Mama Zen said...

This is gorgeous.

Stacy Lynn said...

oh my, this stanza gave me chills:

'Envelopes tied with red ribbon
are skeletons waiting for questions
to shake answers from their dry bones.'

what a beautiful, reflective poem!

stacy lynn mar
http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

Lisa A. Williams said...

"but trust fought a bigger war" such a profound line, lovely poem!