Dee Daffodil

A Moment's Hesitation - Poem by Dee Daffodil

She had been a drama queen
No really! On the silver screen!
She had been an actress fair
Until this day came to bare...

There was a moment's hesitation
That's why they call them...hesitation marks!
That moment of not?

I wonder what went through her head
If she guessed that she'd be dead
If she knew it for a fact
That this time...
There was no coming back...
From that other side...

So when we found her
In that tub
With crimson waters
And glass of wine...Merlot I'm guessing...
It saddened me
To think...
That she had been here hours ago..
But alas...we missed her!

In that splintered moment
Just hours before...
What did she think?
What did she feel?
What did she wish for...
Just before...
Going through...
Her final door...

Exit...stage right!

(HW/October 10,2007)

Comments about A Moment's Hesitation by Dee Daffodil

  • (10/16/2008 4:20:00 PM)

    I love 'story' poems, and this is an excellent one! You haven't read my 'Lennonesque' by any chance, have you? :)
    No..probably not! : (

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  • (9/5/2008 5:53:00 PM)

    Academy Award winning poem, dear friend. This piece carries the reader along through the dimly lit passage way and right to the caution tape with the still open unseeing eyes of the vixen lies. Very Nice

    Be Well

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  • (7/30/2008 10:22:00 AM)

    the poem is full of compassion, expressed poignantly. what drives people over the brink is a big question. somehow i feel it requires courage to live as well as to end life like this. thanks


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  • Jurietta Duraan (1/1/2008 9:16:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem written with compassion and it elicits deep thought. Thank You. Yuri (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2007 8:44:00 AM)

    Dee, this is indeed a sad piece. What makes it sadder is when you ask why do people feel so lost to do such a thing to themselves. There is never an answer, at least not one that I could ever fathom out. Top marks and thanks for sharing a poem with compassion.

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  • (10/17/2007 4:12:00 PM)

    Suicide is such a tough circumstance... especially when it someone who once seeminly had so much more than us. As always, you show compassion and pen a great poem. Zen (Report)Reply

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  • (10/15/2007 5:01:00 AM)

    Heya Dee! ! a silver screen, an actress fair, know hestitation here -
    A golden globe to glow / go! Well done, One Peace at a Time, Deana!

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  • (10/12/2007 5:53:00 AM)

    Wow! , That is pretty morbid!
    I guess the good news is...
    no firearms involved and
    she didn't try to take some innocents along!

    It is a good thing that you found her,
    when you did though,
    but, I am a tad concerned that you identify
    that much with her!


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  • (10/10/2007 8:39:00 AM)

    She probably wished she had a cigar to smoke...
    It's sad when the road ends.

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  • (10/10/2007 8:34:00 AM)

    Wow, talk about a bring-me-down. But can we really ignore that question, about last thoughts?
    The imagery is great in this one. Definitely top-notch penning, as they say.
    And definitely thought-provoking.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011

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