Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Post 1635. Tuesday November 14






I should have seen
the writing on the wall
but I didn't

I never asked
when she came home late
why.

I never asked
when she took those calls
from whom

she’s left, but why?
no warning, no reason
no note

this morning a kiss goodbye
as usual
quite normal

now her things are gone
everything except
her ring

she’s gone
but where, who with ?
what went wrong?

I should have seen
the writing on the wall
but I didn't



Word count 78


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18 comments:

  1. But I bet the guy knows the score of the latest football game.

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  2. Don't think I've ever seen poetry from you before Keith, nicely done, and good way to take the prompt.

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    1. I haven't written a poem for years, but I still have my poetry blog and there's a link to it at the very bottom of the sidebar. Thanks Iain.

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  3. Wonderful poem, Keith! I think there are many times we all wish we could have seen the writing on the wall!

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  4. A lack of closure haunts people for long.But it happens so often.

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  5. Loved it- so much of pain and unanswered questions- hauntingly beautiful

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  6. Beautifully done Keith. Like the way you interpreted the prompt.

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  7. We are always better with hindsight... So sad to see him alone in the company of so many questions.
    Keith, till date, I have read your stories... I think this is the first time ever I saw a poetic expression from you. And you are master at it too!

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