Sunday, 24 June 2018

I gazed at the gate


The light was dimming
Sun sank over horizon
Moon's sad face now seen

The air was cooling 
After a sweltering day
Felt strange without you

I gazed at the gate 
Willing you to come back home
While sun's last rays died

I checked the iPhone
To scroll through the messages
No missed calls or text

Forward to nothing
Hateful taste of loneliness
Just where have you gone?

My boot's toe kicks grass
I see dust on horizon
And glint of car's lights

Hope you forgive me
We'll talk about it in bed
It is warmer there

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23 comments:

  1. Sigh.. I can relate to the feeling of longing and remorse. Sometimes it's best to talk it out and let emotions flow 💖

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  2. The earning of someone and the feeling of loneliness................too much pain

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  3. beautiful close to that scene...

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  4. I love the last verse..you nailed it!

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  5. It is a lonely feeling indeed when no one has called or texted. Loneliness is difficult to bear.

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  6. Pillow talk is a good way to go...

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  7. Excellent use of the words and one of your best poems to date. Enjoyed it.

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  8. Nice use of given words Robin. You nailed it
    Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today

    Much💞love

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  9. I think all can be solved in bed.

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  10. You really captured that feeling of loneliness...and the hope of reconciliation.

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  11. Such relief when the headlights turn down the lane, and the person is returning to talk about it. Yay!

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  12. Love the ending...sometimes we get lost in our fears and then they are thwarted and love returns!

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  13. You captured those moments perfectly Robin and the close, yes a warm bed is an ideal place to kiss and make up.
    Anna :o]

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  14. The speaker will talk about it in bed, IF the one he is waiting for ever arrives! :)

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  15. happy endings are the best :)

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  16. That's going to be some chat. I guess the warmth of bed is more for the poet's comfort. Love the voice here.

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  17. The gate symbolizes so much, like a threshold between worlds.

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  18. That anxiety of being left, lonely and unforgiving comes through so well in your poem. I love the hopeful ending.

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  19. Monday Writes 160 is live. I invite you to link in

    much love...

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  20. such loneliness in silent waiting, yearning..You've expressed it so well in this poem.

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  21. Hope you forgive me
    We'll talk about it in bed
    It is warmer there

    That will be nice, good strategy!

    Hank

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