Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 Writer's Digest Prompt: A Lingering poem -- Thoughts of You Linger

Writer's Digest Prompt: A Lingering poem



Thoughts of You Linger

what lingers        after you have gone                  the feel of your skin

silk under my fingertips     the sound of your voice       i hear in memory

the smell of your hair         your tears                            your smiles

again your smell lingers     in the covers                       where you slept

the anxiety and worry        of the growing up years     if only i could have known

it would all work out          maybe not the way            i wanted

but it would all work out     i wonder did it have anything          to do with me

so unprepared                     no way to know                it is only after you have gone

i begin to have some idea     still learning to let go          even after all these years

March 2016



1 comment:

  1. "Still learning to let go even after all these years...." It is the hardest thing, especially for mothers........yet our kids are determined to follow their own paths........another beautiful poem, my friend.

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