Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday poem

This is an old old poem that went nowhere,but I brushed it off
and put it forth...for One shot Wednesday #19

I saw an old man today
and the child inside me leaped
he looked like a ghost of grandfather
I wanted to run up and hug him
hoped he would smell of soap
and his hands would be strong
and rough in mine
and it would be him
and I would cry

So I trembled
one foot in front of the other
But it wasn't him
and the man turned up his collar
disappeared into the darkness of the subway
and I lost my grandfather again


  1. Thanks for brushing it up and posting for us...A poem not to be missed...

    certainity of the uncertainity

  2. It's really hard to get that punch of hope & then, no, after all. All these little deaths (no not THAT little death) for the same person. It happens to me in dreams mostly.

  3. That is so beautiful! Bless you :O)

  4. Very nice. Sad but very well done.

  5. oh man...yeah...seeing those long gone only to find its not them...heavy...

  6. Thanks for this poem. I've had similar experiences. Very well expressed.

  7. wow - this was strong write..left me speachless..and i could feel the hope and the pain

  8. I prefer to think that you found your grandfather again.

    Nice One Shot, Suz!

  9. Solid lead-up, devastating finish.

  10. That's very well done. You pull us in to an innocuous mistake, and slam us with the loss remembered.

  11. Oh Suz....i love this....and have felt that ache! Glad you brought it to life and shared it with us.

  12. Beautiful poem reminding that the mind can be led to perceive based upon heart.

  13. Wonderful how memories can be sparked by every day reminders, but then slip away with a flash of time.

  14. I seem to be having trouble blogging every day and visiting all my friends. Still, I did want to come and say hello. Happy end of fall, my friend.

  15. my bottom lip is quivering.... how many can relate!


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