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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Writers Island "Blurred"

Photo by Pepper

The Writers Island Prompt for today is " Stranger"


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Grey haired stranger

I scarcely recognize you.

Your once handsome pretty boy face

wearing the weather of your years.

I’m staring hard beyond your swollen slits

of instability.

To see if you’re still in there

behind the coffee stained teeth, wrinkles

and unnatural photo face.

“Who are you now?” I wonder,

not actually giving a damn

You stole my youth,

I let you.

If only I’d run sooner…………

But wait,

The treasure you left me

made it all worth while.

Man of little effort,

a character flaw

that followed you

through divorce

fatherhood

into old age.

You look so much older

than your dad did at your age.

Some may still see you as attractive.

I trace your face, knowing the real you

the generous, yet stingy man.

Oxymoron man,

man who abandoned his most

precious responsibility.

Oh, but you will be forgiven,

released from your past follies.

Time will wax you.

Charm will rescue you.

We had everything and nothing.

We lived a good life then,

separate, together.

Quite attentive,

I was a good consort,

"or was I?"

9 comments:

Lucy said...

all of your poems have moved me, but this one sent shivers down my spine. You really have the ability to capture the feel of all your emotions.
excellent post xo

Remiman said...

Giggles,
You see life so clearly and even can put a shine on the slime. Cohabitating strangers... too common an occurence!
rel

Remiman said...

Giggles,
I think I commented, but where did it go?
Anyway, I enjoyed this piece.
rel

tumblewords said...

Moving, disconcerting. Your words tell it so well.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

So much in this poem ... history, emotion, change ... it is a reminder that in some ways we all are still strangers. xx, JP/deb

paris parfait said...

Your poem is bursting with emotion of all the dramas shared/endured/survived. Very powerful, my friend. xo

Shelley Hrdlitschka said...

My favourite line is...

The treasure you left me
made it all worth while.

Lovely!
Shelley

Shelley Hrdlitschka said...

My favourite line is...

The treasure you left me
made it all worth while.

Lovely!
Shelley

Gemma said...

Excellent!!!! Sometimes the people we think we know are really strangers!

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