Rick Green

'Catching A Dream Before It Slips Away' - Poem by Rick Green

I saw you afar off

Even in the crowd
You were unmistakable
Your hair was long lustrous black
Your smile among your friends
You were slim and laughing

I waved tentatively
Wanting you to see me
And yet not
Knowing the confusion it might cause.
I stepped back
Hiding in the reeds of the crowd
Amid the colours others wore

I dared not breathe
As you passed by
You did not see me
But you stopped
For something
Or nothing

Your eyes found mine
A pregnant silent pause
A tiny step forward
A registering of unbelief

I made the move
It had to be me
We hugged
And cried laughing
And rolled onto the floor
And up again
In thrill of meeting.

Love words tumbling
There was much to speak of
Broken hearts
Wealth< br>
Loving and hating
And tranquil times of serenity
Lying ahead

And arching over all love
Deep deep abiding love
I held back all that I knew

And said “I have to go
Don’t worry
You are loved
All will be well.”

We kissed
And shook hands
I bid tearful goodbye
Adieu my son
Until regathering.

Topic(s) of this poem: memoirs

Form: Blank Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

in the which an old man (or woman) encounters himself (or herself) at 25 years of age:

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 2, 2015

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