Heather Burns


Prose The Face Of Yesterday


As she ascended the stairs,
pausing for a moment. Standing on
the balcony reflecting on yesterday.
She turned momentarily, her eyes
scanning the crowd of beautiful
people, gathering for a lovely
evening.

Music was softly playing. Couples
were swaying to the music, it was
a magical scene.

Suddenly a pair of eyes were
looking back at her. Someone so
familiar, someone from yesterday
had stepped out of her dreams,
and emerged into this life time.

He was dancing with a lovely lady.
She was visibly shaken, turning away
to regain her composure for a moment.
Thinking she must get closer, take
another look, speak to him. Somehow
capture his attention.

As she approached the stairs, she
turned once again to find the face
that eluded her so many times before.

The face of yesterday.

The lovely lady was standing, talking
with friends.Laughing in merriment.
The familiar face was nowhere in sight.
It had vanished into the night, as if a
vapor. Was this reality or an illusion?
Her heart sank in despair.

Submitted: Friday, November 15, 2013

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  • Noreen Carden (11/29/2013 5:41:00 AM)

    Heather this is a lovely piece its mysterious and leaves me wanting to know more.
    beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/21/2013 11:40:00 PM)

    Beautifully expressed the sentiments natural for any woman who feels slightly shocked and dejected (jealous) to see the man, whom she had once held close to her heart, waltzing with a lovely lady! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (11/16/2013 8:23:00 AM)

    Was it an illusion, wishful thinking or was the other person feeling the same? We will never know but a lovely poem none the less. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (11/15/2013 11:52:00 AM)

    A great poem, was it an illusion or was it time travel or was it a dream.
    A fantastic write. (Report) Reply

  • Susy Evelyne (11/15/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    A moment in time of huge significance to one person in the crowd. You have described this heart-stopping moment in rich detail as a poet, Heather, and it could even belong in a novel or a film. Poignant and mysterious, and great to read. (Report) Reply

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