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Saturday, April 13, 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013 Day 13 ~ Pansies and Glass Figurines

While I sort through the temporal
you surrounded yourself with
I cry over spilt soda bleeding my heart.

My lips glued with anger
I smile as if nothing matters
except pansies and glass figurines.

Why doesn’t have an answer.
You were love, forgiveness and joy.
Today is too dark for sunshine.

With Ann Murray singing “You Needed Me”
I swallow the failure haunting me and
wonder if salt poured over wounds really heals.

©Susie Clevenger 2013

Today at Real Toads Lolamouse challenged us to write in the style of poet, Billy Collins. Accessible Poetry


Grace said...

Today is too dark for sunshine. ~ I pray for the family's healing ~ My heart felt condolences ~

Lolamouse said...

I love the line "today is too dark for sunshine." I get a definite vibe of love and loss from this poem. I really enjoyed the images you portrayed as well.

Thanks for play the Toads game today!

Kerry O'Connor said...

You give voice here to unspoken pain, amid the every day moments. Very strongly felt.

Ella said...

Yes, my thoughts n' prayers with you and your family today!

That line, "today is too dark for sunshine" says it all...

Kay L. Davies said...

An excellent write, conveying much in a few words.

Helen said...

Heartfelt emotion poured from every line of this poem .. 'why doesn't have an answer' ~ left me with a lump in my throat.

razzamadazzle said...

Very somber. You really pull at the emotions with this one.

Other Mary said...

Really good Susie. Stanza two really hits home.

Hannah said...

Ouch...this is bitter sweet with so many strong powerful positive words sprinkled...salting such pain. Effective, Susie.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Susie, I hope this is not autobiographical, because my heart cracked in tiny places and fell apart by the end.

The irony of Ann Murray's "You Needed Me" is that she's not singing in the past tense; she's thanking someone for needing her NOW.

Lovely, sad, perfect. Amy

aprille said...

Are you OK?
I missed your writing over the past weeks.
Kerry's 'Unspoken pain amidst everyday moments' sums up what I found.
Beautifully done of course.

Marian said...

hugs to you, Susie.
interesting, i have often thought of salt/wounds and have written about it a few times, but it has never once occurred to me that there could be anything healing about that. only pain-causing. i hope it is healing, if you need it to be.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh kiddo, I so know......"you were love, forgiveness and joy" is so beautiful. Am thinking of you all right now, my friend. She sounds so wonderful that the loss of her will be very hard to bear.

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