Lilac Wine


A glitter a glimmer a shimmer of a once upon a time


I took a walk this morning along the canal side
In the distance I saw a form a figure sitting on the lock
Throwing pebbles and watching ever decreasing circles
Shoulders hunched like the burden of the world was upon him
I thought to walk past but something caught my eye
A glitter a glimmer a shimmer of a once upon a time
A voice from my heart stopped me in my tracks
I reached out to touch him hesitantly
Then drew back my hand in time

Just a shadow of the man I once knew
Lost lonely afraid down and out in the cold
The world forgot him in an instant
But forever he remained ingrained in my heart
Etched and sketched in black against white
Like an old cherished photograph dog-eared with time
Such misery such sadness I saw deep inside his eyes
Where was the sparkle the twinkle?
Where was the love that had once illuminated my life?
Is it you? Where have you been?
Where are you?
I feel you but I cannot see you

Let yourself be seen
Let your presence be known
I know it is you for I see you with the eyes of my heart
I still hear the bubbling sound of your warm crazy laughter
I long to see the sunbeams that once dazzled and danced in your eyes
And the smile that captured a million moonbeams

Let me touch you just once more
Show me that you are alive deep within that shell
Show me that you hear me
Let me in don’t push me away
Show me that you still remember me
Show me a glimpse of the love that we once shared

Take my hand and come forth from the darkness
Time has had its toll on you and now its time for you to heal
Leave the voices behind and follow the sound of my heart
Let my heartbeat guide you and bring you back home
Let me show you a glimpse of the love that we once shared
Let me show you a glitter a glimmer a shimmer of a once upon a time

Submitted: Monday, June 04, 2007
Edited: Monday, March 07, 2011

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  • Rookie - 72 Points Rani Turton (4/20/2008 11:51:00 AM)

    Amazing poem. I truly believe that Buckley from somewhere is inspiring you, Lilac Wine. Keep it up and continue writing these majestic poems. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 49 Points Dorothy- A. Holmes (11/3/2007 7:15:00 PM)

    Dear Lilac,

    The title alone touched my heart...The poem reminded me of my very short 'A Bedtime Story'...Yours is truly a beautiful poem.

    Thank you for your visit to my site...


    Dorothy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 49 Points Duncan Wyllie (10/24/2007 3:12:00 PM)

    I think that you captured a deep and sympathetic feel for a once love lost
    Many different shades of loss in this one, profound and yet somehow I seemed to understand completely how the heart can ache
    Take care Lilac
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 50 Points Muhammad Shanazar (10/22/2007 9:32:00 PM)

    Very splendid poem, it is not less than the work of great poets in any way. Very pathetic picture of a neglected figure has been presented; the images are very close to reality, they are lifelike:

    Throwing pebbles and watching ever decreasing circles
    Shoulders hunched like the burden of the world was upon him

    The poetess seems to be very closely related with the neglected figure, it has been the source of her life, her love, her overshadowing canopy not less than father or grandfather. The poem is utterly repentance and lamentation on negligence, indifference and disregard on behalf of the poetess; it is a candid confession of throwing the dear ones or handing them to the cold world: tragedy of the modern times. The poem is also heart piercing cries of the reawakening of the slept conscience:

    Let me touch you just once more
    Show me that you are alive deep within that shell
    Show me that you hear me
    Let me in don’t push me away
    Show me that you still remember me
    Show me a glimpse of the love that we once shared

    As a whole the poem is a nice and a grand piece not written with ink but blood of the heart; there is a flow of over emotional force of love. Fatima take care, your name bears the significance of sacredness to me.
    Love and hugs
    Shanazar (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Malini Kadir (8/2/2007 3:52:00 AM)

    a reaching, helping hand. Wonderful compassion
    Time has lashed out a whip hand
    And browbeaten man's hopes to dust
    your gentle words have woven the picture
    So life like............................Superb friend! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Leonard Daranjo (7/4/2007 6:58:00 AM)

    I relate to this poem. I had a similar experience. It was with a friend of mine. We used to have great times together. For some reason, his mind snapped. After that I could never communicate with him.

    I remember thinking who is this guy? I don't know him. Where is the guy I knew.

    The good news is he is being rehabilitated. I have not met him but I hear that he is doing fine.

    Your poem has inspired me to write a piece on this experience. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jack Tex (6/5/2007 6:03:00 AM)

    Moving and that's for sure. I wonder how you can lead the words to end in something perfect, a work of art, in better words, a sweet poem. I envy you. (Report) Reply

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