These are the things

Posted: April 30, 2014 in My Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day 30. The end is finally here just as I was getting into my stride. Thirty days and thirty poems, I never thought I would do it but somehow I’ve managed to pull it off without going into complete meltdown although I am ready for a bit of a break to give myself the space to do a few other things.

NaPoWriMo’s Day 30 prompt is to write a goodbye poem so as it’s the last one for this year I thought I’d give it a try. This is a sort of a goodbye poem and it’s called These are the things.

These are the things

These are the things I wanted to say to you

before you left me to sit alone on this big,

old couch where we’d spend our evenings

and where your favourite cushion sits

permanently dented by your rear end.

 

These are the things I wanted to say to you

before you left me to eat meals for one

off the twenty–four piece dinner service

that you insisted we buy despite the fact

that we had no money for dinner.

 

These are the things I wanted to say to you

before you left me to take solitary walks

along wooded paths where we once

strolled through Bluebell carpets,

making plans that took us into old age.

 

Before your hand slipped from mine forever

I wanted to say that I loved you, I mean really loved you

not like the fairy tale stuff but the blood and guts,

deeply entrenched in your bones stuff that

leaves you shipwrecked when it’s torn from you.

 

These are the things I wanted to say to you

but I didn’t know it until you were gone.

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