Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Her best friend



I raised the lantern                                    

To reveal her grieving face

Her eyes say it all

 

Gently I took her hand

Let her bask in memories

As I held her close

 

Now she was alone

Was it possible that we

Would still remain friends?

 

Later as she slept

I recalled all his and my

Infidelities

11 comments:

  1. There are so many ways to be unfaithful to those we say we love...

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  2. You really write such beautiful poems. I like the sense of anxiety and longing.

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  3. his and my
    Infidelities interesting take in this poem.

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  4. I do love your poetry OldEgg..it's deceptive (in a good way)..unflinching and yet the words so carefully and thoughtfully chosen..so underneath is always tenderness..love and hope..

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  5. Robin, this was beautiful. The ending, 'as she slept...' I had the feeling they might be together, and I would understand. Sometimes there is great comfort during the mourning period for human touch, even for sex. And if he's sleeping in his own bed, I get that reflective attitude as well.

    Works any way you slice it. LOVE your poetry, babe, and thanks for visiting my "studio session"! Amy

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  6. I like the complexity in this. I agree with jae all your poems are tender and tinged with sadness.
    Infidelities are part of the human condition...you write about it with
    grace.

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  7. you convey so many emotions in this piece, guilt, pathos, regret, hope, love, compassion....truly beautiful.

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  8. This is heart-breaking, tender, remorseful, beautiful

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  9. My mind keeps turning over possible combinations.

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