It’s that time of the year again where I spend a lot of time reflecting – on how my year was spent, how I plan to spend the next year – checking my yearly to do list to see how many things I managed to achieve!
2015 has been a rather fulfilling year for me. I’ve re discovered myself in ways beyond my own imagination – I’m still growing and I can’t wait to keep this up in the next year.
Today’s poem is another one from the archives. I wrote this at the end of 2012.
I had quite a lot of goodbyes to say in 2012.
A friend of mine pointed out to me that today’s poem could be classified as narrative poetry. I’ll let you all be the judge of that.
“It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Few words spoken
At that point, all was well with the world
No broken smiles
No feelings hurt
No teary eyes
No lame lines
There was no hurry
Time was still
Leaves dancing to the tune
Clear blue skies
In the park they strolled
Laughing children in their midst
Yet silence prevailed
He kicked flowers by the sidewalk
She played with water from the fountain
Briefly they held hands
Emotion so strong
Tension so deep
The night drew nigh
Shadows began to peep
Emptiness began to unfold
Still no words were said
Goodbye she whispered
Loud enough for her to hear
He walked away with a lone tear on his cheek
No words were said
Yet all understood
Goodbye she repeated
As he strolled into the sunset.
** Photo credit – Critically Rated