"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Faded Secrets

Yellow letters in a trunk
Faded secrets whispering
From another decade

A war that engulfed the world
Brought home in the words
Of a lonely soldier

I miss your arms holding me
My bunk a refuge
Where your letters comfort

Large X’s across a page
I can’t wait to see you again
I carry you in my heart

Home I am home
But I have returned
To a new war

Trust has been broken
My bride writing to another
While I was across the ocean

I just got here now I must leave
Packing my broken heart
And going back to my roots

I will wait here until I hear
Do you still love me
Am I what you want

Yellow tears reaching
The hearts of children
They have just discovered secrets

©Susie Clevenger 2011


LigerLily said...

beautiful poetry,
I also am a big fan of butterflies


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