Sunday, October 20, 2013

When You Least Expect It

Its easy to miss
The steady hiss
Of gases poison-
Us
Grief, Anger, Helplessness
Fill the skin
Till it becomes thin-
ner
Explosion sudden potent
Creates a vacuum
Sucks the air out of
The room,
Her lungs and heart
Escaping barely in-
tact
Return to darkness
And confusion
Shun of reconciliation
Moving through the day
Fragments of soul shattered
Clatter re-
Mind her of sorrow
Another night
Collapsing on her pillow
Yet, familiar fingers seek
And find
Intertwine
With cheek pressed to cheek
Warm breath whispers
Love, Apology
Tears soften broken edges
Allow her to
Stitch together the pieces
With a thread of hope

This is written for Poetry Pantry at Poets United, poetryblogrollblogspot.com. A bit of the dark side this week, but as MLK said  "Everything that is done in the world is done by hope" and as the Beatles say "All you need is love" :-). Wishing everyone a healthy dose of both this week.

33 comments:

  1. Thankfully, with love, many wrongs can be righted.

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    1. Hi Sherry! Yes, it goes a long way :-)

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  2. smiles...love will go a long way, that is for sure...and if stitched, hope is a great thing to stitch it with...nice job with the line breaks on this one...sets up a nice rhythm and makes the most of the words...well writ...smiles.

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    1. Hi Brian! Thank you for noticing that, I spent a few days working on this :-)

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  3. Well I like that thread of hope ~ always hoping for a little sunshine which can go a long way ~

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    1. Hi Grace! Yes, I had to process a bit before I found the sunshine....I like to keep it light :-)

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    1. Hi Gautami! Nice to see you, thank you!

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  5. All you need it one thread.... :)

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    1. Hi Barbara! So very true, like how you phrased that :-)

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  6. I never see them coming either. I'm glad for the way it ends though.

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    1. Hi Stormcat! It is nice to have a happy ending :-)

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  7. I like very much the idea that there are ways to stitch the pieces together with a thread of hope! Love and apology can work wonders! I enjoyed this, Sara.

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    1. Hi Mary! Thank you, it took me awhile to come up with that ending, really enjoyed your poem as well:-)

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  8. The bad stuff does come on like a tornado, no warning at all... this started out in a dreadful circumstance and ended up all warm and fuzzy. I like that very much, Sara. Thanks for commenting at my blog, too! Amy

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    1. Hi Amy! Love visiting your blog. I only do happy endings, so I had to find some way to pull out of the tornado :-) you know how it is the rough stuff helps you enjoy the sweet...

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  9. stitching together the pieces with a thread of hope... i love that it is possible..and forgiveness opens the doors wide...

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    1. Hi Claudia! That was my favorite part too, and you are absolutely right--forgiveness is the way to open doors :-)

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  10. I love those final two lines!! Stitch together the pieces with a thread of hope is what we should always do. :)

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    1. Hi Rachel! Thank you, they took awhile to come to me---a thread of hope can carry a lot:-)

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  11. Loving your en
    -jab
    ment
    here. :)

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    1. Hi De! The queen of enjabment inspires me daily (that would be you...) :-)

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    1. Hi Mad! Yes, it was one of those...

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  13. Love is certainly momentous in a relationship but the ability to apologize is a necessary ingredient too. Profound poem Sara!

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    1. Hi Gabriella! Thank you, yes apologies are necessary, especially when you're wrong... ;-)

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  14. so true on how that poisonous gas can seep in an us not notice....
    i hope you have a marvelous weekend

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    1. Hi Brian! Yep, I hate it when that happens--did have a lovely weekend--thank you :-)

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    1. Hi Laurie! They pretty much go hand in hand (that could be whole other poem!) :-)

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  16. I don't think there is anyone who hasn't felt this...experienced this. Your imagery is stellar. I enjoyed this so much.

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    1. Hi! Thank you very much! Your poetry and imagery is also wonderful :-)

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  17. there IS magic in the canyons for sure!!

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!