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The Holidays - Poem by Lonnie Hicks

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Why are they called holidays? '
she said
'they never are;
more like feeling someone
is destroying the road behind you
as you walk toward the sunset;
or like having the past be a dark shroud
thrown over you as you journey to a past
you left or didn't like.

How can I long for my childhood and still be a grownup?
How to wring from the holiday meal
love, respect, revenge all these things
from a repast?
And how quickly the past returns
when it was the past you wanted most to outrun?
How quickly the old relationships re-establish
just like they had never gone.
Change and no-change sit to eat
yet neither adequately reflect the truths we all live.
So parallelisms and false similes abound;
we all sit-no way forward; no way back; no way around;
home is not so sweet
because it lives in its own iron time warp
and time is what homes are supposed to forge
new
independent identities.

My plane circled over head
hesitating to land
since there is no runway to the future
only runways to the past.
Yet there I must be 'for
for yet another holiday.

I call Mom and she gives me joy
and that guilt which says
why haven't you called
and did her gift
of winter mittens
arrive in my mailbox in Florida?

The house before me,
the room I lived in
have been preserved
just like I still lived there;
time stood still in mom's mind.

It is suddenly clear to me
she wants
me back in the room of my childhood
and once again age eleven.
But alas, it is not true
I am all grown up;
the bed doesn't fit anymore-
but just for her I pretend it does-
and phoney up a smile
for the sake of the holiday-ness.

This is the Stance of Love we give
our moms and dads
which allow them just once a year
to re-fill
their empty nests
and for us kids
who willingly
or unwillingly
reconnect
things old
with things new
which gives us
the mix and brew
we sip
just before
the year
new;
it's taste
bitter sweet
with Ironies
on our tongue.


Poems About Simile

  1. 1. The Holidays , Lonnie Hicks
  2. 2. The Legend Of The Horseshoe , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  3. 3. Gauzy Friends And Youth , Lonnie Hicks
  4. 4. The Advice , Thomas Chatterton
  5. 5. Apollo's Edict. , Mary Barber
  6. 6. The Door In The Dark , Robert Frost
  7. 7. Rusty Confidences , Lonnie Hicks
  8. 8. Wasps In A Garden , Charles Lamb
  9. 9. A Letter To Hilary , David SmithWhite
  10. 10. 0075 The Connoisseur , Michael Shepherd
  11. 11. ! ! S I M I L E , Michael Shepherd
  12. 12. Message Ethereal...Part 3 , Kesav Venkat Easwaran
  13. 13. Erle Robert's Mice. In Chaucer's Style , Matthew Prior
  14. 14. Message Ethereal...Part 4 , Kesav Venkat Easwaran
  15. 15. ! These Eyes Are Watching You , Lorenzo Costigliolo
  16. 16. Similitude , Philip Hammial
  17. 17. Know Holds Bard , Cretan Maineiac
  18. 18. A Song , Shouvik Roy
  19. 19. 2010/06/18 Simile (Rev.) , Margaret Alice
  20. 20. Life’s Pearl Of Wisdom , Michael P. Johnson
  21. 21. Writing , Indira Renganathan
  22. 22. Pleasure Of Poetry , Neela Nath
  23. 23. D.M.V. - Department Of Muddled Verses -O.. , Steven Silent Wolf
  24. 24. Butterfly Words , Kevin Patrick
  25. 25. Writing In The Shower , Jefferson Carter
  26. 26. Speaking Out , Cheryl Griffith
  27. 27. Poetic Yearning , R.K Das
  28. 28. Our Poetry , Eindaray Kyaw
  29. 29. Joan Of Arc , Ali Alizadeh
  30. 30. Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) , Akhtar Jawad
  31. 31. Logogriph , Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  32. 32. Dear My Unborn Child... , zandile zoya
  33. 33. Garden Of Change , T.James Becker
  34. 34. Sun-Blanched Blood , Sudeep Sen
  35. 35. Oh Lovely Eve An All Time Need , Akhtar Jawad
  36. 36. The Language Of Poetry Is Metaphor , Shalom Freedman
  37. 37. Be My First Quatrain , Abdul Wahab
  38. 38. A Girl , Shashikant Nishant Sharma
  39. 39. The Ghost: Book Iii (Excerpt) , Charles Churchill
  40. 40. Harry Styles , Kayla Thomas
  41. 41. I'D Love To Write A Love Poem For You , Les Wordsmore
  42. 42. One Great Poem , Cynthia Onukwugha
  43. 43. For You On Your Birthday , Caroline Weeks
  44. 44. Mrs. Ullrick , Akhtar Jawad
  45. 45. Eyes Like Leeks , Linda Gregerson
  46. 46. To Mr. Edward Howard, On His Incomparabl.. , Charles Sackville
  47. 47. You Are The Metaphor For Me , Abdul Wahab
  48. 48. A Sorcerer Bids Farewell To Seem , Sylvia Plath
  49. 49. Beauty Of Little Droplets , Satheesan Rangorath
  50. 50. Unknown , Mohammad Rafiq

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  17. Unknown, Mohammad Rafiq
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