Glen Kappy

Gold Star - 36,689 Points (June 30,1948 / New York, NY USA)

Bridge - Poem by Glen Kappy

from 'Dreams and Visions'
to Gloria

In a dream last night
we met again.

Our younger selves
we walked a bridge
we talked
we kissed.

Near the middle
was a barrier
of slanted stripes
white and orange.

We stopped
and you began
to blame yourself
for my leaving you.

A young fool
was sitting there
and began to comment
but I stopped him—
then woke up.

No, I would have told you.
It was me.
You gave all you could—
heart mind limbs and womb.
But I wasn't fit yet
for fidelity.

So I write this poem
a bridge to you
wherever you may be.
This my owning up
and my apology.

Topic(s) of this poem: apology, confessional, dream, love, religious

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Bridge by Glen Kappy

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/18/2018 10:21:00 PM)

    This is a very endearing and heart felt apology.
    How did i miss it?
    This has gone straight into my heart.........10
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    Glen Kappy (2/19/2018 7:36:00 AM)

    hi, geeta! good to hear from you. and thanks for responding positively to this confession of mine. i wish i could say it to her face to face, but my attempts to find where she is now have produced no information. -glen

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  • Bipasha D (1/5/2018 5:00:00 PM)

    What a beautiful way to confess a mistake. I hope you get a change to bridge the gap...
    By the way, how is the condition in NY now after the snowstorm?
    Warm regards, Bipasha
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    Glen Kappy (1/6/2018 7:03:00 AM)

    Hi, Bipasha! Having tried to locate her with no success, this poem—after the dream—was the best I could do. (Short of hiring a private investigator?) On NYC, I could only tell you what I’ve seen on the news. I now live in Albuquerque, NM where we’ve been having freakishly mild weather. A blessed new year to you! -Glen

  • Nate Tulay (8/14/2017 11:49:00 AM)

    Well penned, Glen. You captured the situation perfectly. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O Brian (7/27/2017 10:35:00 PM)

    It would seem that the theme of the messiness of humanity stalks me even now as I read your poetry late into the night. I am working my way through a study of David, the ultimate biblical composite of success and failure intertwined in a single person. The conversational tone of this piece along with the brevity of the lines allows the significance of the culmination of thought to impact the reader with a powerful poignancy that does not easily fade. A beautiful piece of writing, Glenn. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (7/28/2017 7:17:00 AM)

    thank you, neal. yes, our messiness! it took me years to realize how selfish i had been with this girl. i have tried to locate her- wanting to apologize directly- but was unable to. failing that, it seemed this was the best i could do... david is definitely an interesting character, and the biblical narrative leaves us to guess about his motives. clearly, as it strikes me now, he had a soft spot for his sons who, as it appears from what the narratives tell us, had glaring flaws (but, of course, so many of us do) . -glen

  • Daniel Brick (6/5/2017 6:05:00 PM)

    This is just beautiful in its tenderness and quietness. It shows there is no STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS on an apology for bad faith in the past, now rendered good faith in the present. Imagine how this apology will enrich Gloria's life! And the man so apologizing has matured; he has no need to defend or even explain himself. He just gives a gift to Gloria with no further expectation on his part. It's a blessed moment. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (6/6/2017 7:44:00 AM)

    of course i would have liked to explain this to her more directly, but my attempts to locate her proved fruitless. lacking another way... thank you, daniel, for your compassionate reading and lovely comments. -glen

  • Laurie Van Der Hart (5/19/2017 11:36:00 PM)

    Congrats, Glen, for having your poem chosen as Poem of the Day. Again!
    It's very moving and cleverly written.
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    Glen Kappy (5/20/2017 6:35:00 AM)

    Thanks, Laurie. The first time I suggested my poem He Sang for Good Friday. This time I got an email saying they wanted to use this one. My response was, cool! Thanks. -Glen

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/19/2017 8:39:00 PM)

    Very extra ordinary in concept, theme and writing style. Thanks very much for the sensational poem.Congrats for being the member's PoD.X (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (5/20/2017 6:38:00 AM)

    Thanks, Jayatissa. Good to hear from you again. Hoping this finds you wll in all ways, Glen

  • (5/19/2017 9:45:00 AM)

    Did she come back? How we regret lost loves..nice poem.. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 12:42:00 PM)

    i broke up with her nearly fifty years ago. it took me a long while to see how badly i had treated her. then i tried to find her- with no success. thank you for reading and commenting, lorraine. -glen

  • (5/19/2017 9:44:00 AM)

    The way of romance is different as well as apology in circumstances. A nice poem. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 12:45:00 PM)

    gangadharan, thank you reading and commenting on my poem, and nice to make your acquaintance here on poemhunter. -glen

  • Bharati Nayak (5/19/2017 7:42:00 AM)

    Poetry is that bridge which bridges the gap- - - - the present and past, gap between dream and realty- - -By giving expression to our inner emotions it heals the hurt- - - - - A wonderful poem, thanks for sharing.
    Congratulations for Poem of the Day.
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    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 12:49:00 PM)

    and thanks for your thoughtful and affirming comments, bharati. in this case particularly, since i tried to locate her but couldn't, this was the only way to reach out. i'm glad to be introduced to you through this poem, through poemhunter. -glen

  • B.m. Biswas (5/19/2017 5:38:00 AM)

    Excellent job.... Your intuition and power of feelings are revealed..... Thanks. And congratulations. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 6:47:00 AM)

    thank you for reading and affirming this poem. and as this is the first time i've seen your name, i'm glad to be introduced to you. blessings! -glen

  • Akhtar Jawad (5/19/2017 4:47:00 AM)

    Congrats, the poem is impressive and wonderful. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 6:50:00 AM)

    wow! thank you, akhtar, for the strong affirmation. i so much enjoy being read by ph readers from all over the world(!) may we recognize and hold love's perspective and live it out. -gk

  • Tom Allport (5/19/2017 3:59:00 AM)

    a sorrowful poem of not realising what you once had until it was to late and gone? gloriously written Glen. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 6:53:00 AM)

    thanks, tom. good to hear from you again. it took me years (of outgrowing my selfishness) to realize how badly i had treated her. and having tried but failed to find her, this was a way of reaching out. -glen

  • Geoffrey Fafard (5/19/2017 2:58:00 AM)

    A fine write brought together by the colour and detail of simple reminiscence that some are able to so clearly use in poetry.
    Good example of this. cheers Geoffrey.
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    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 6:59:00 AM)

    geoffrey, thank you reading my poem and for your thoughtful and articulate comments. now that i've been introduced to you, i look forward to reading your work. -gk

  • Rajnish Manga (5/19/2017 1:52:00 AM)

    If everybody could be so considerate and mindful of others' feelings too. We need to make bridges.
    So I write this poem / a bridge to you
    wherever you may be / This my owning up / and my apology.
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    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 7:03:00 AM)

    yes, rajnish, if. and if most were not slow learners like me. it took me years of God working on my heart to bring me to recognize how badly i had treated this girlfriend. thank you for reading and commenting. -glen

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/19/2017 1:10:00 AM)

    Near the middle! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 7:05:00 AM)

    thanks for commenting! -glen

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/19/2017 12:26:00 AM)

    So i write this poem...... congrats on being chosen...... (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 6:43:00 AM)

    thanks! -gk

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (3/22/2016 4:42:00 AM)

    No, I would have told you.
    It was me.
    You gave all you could—
    heart mind limbs and womb.
    But I wasn't fit yet
    for fidelity.... this is my apology....... very nice realizations of life which was young and now repents. thank you dear poet. tony
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    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 7:09:00 AM)

    and thank you, tony. i hadn't noticed this reply of yours before, so sorry it took so long from me to reply. always good to hear from you. be well! -glen

  • Atasha Williams (3/4/2016 9:04:00 AM)

    Awwwwww.... This was sooooo sweeeettttt. I hope Gloria reads this. If she's still alive
    God bless you. Atasha
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    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 7:15:00 AM)

    hey, atasha, i've spent a bunch of time this morning responding to recent comments and saw this one you made more than fourteen months ago. i remember it. did i not respond? or does ph take away comments after a period? anyway, hope this finds you well. -glen

  • (1/5/2016 5:56:00 PM)

    not so many bridge left that
    you can walk on.... nice
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    Glen Kappy (5/19/2017 7:11:00 AM)

    manoton, i just noticed your reply today, more than four months after you made it. sorry about that. thanks for taking the time to read and comment. -glen

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 4, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 16, 2016

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