Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Domino' - Poem by Kelly Seale

The way you touched me,
The way you touched everybody-
Was like a domino effect.
The way you loved, the way you laughed, the way you lived-
Thinking about you now,
In retrospect.
The memories of you
Are as thick as honey,
And haunt me in my dreams.
And in the middle of the day, I'll hear a song...
There you are, as if you never left,
Been by my side, all along.
The smile on your face, could light up a room
Heads would turn, eyes would stare, jaws would drop,
Your beauty, your grace, was mesmerizing- And your love
Would never die, never stop.
Touching me, like a domino-
As I touch another, and another is touched.
And as we crash into each other, our lives intertwine
A piece of you becomes a part of me,
A part of us all.
A glass of water slips through my fingers
Comes crashing down to the floor,
I feel your Spirit pass through me...
And the Domino's start to fall.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was inspired by a dear Facebook friend of mine who lives locally, yet we've never met in person. She recently lost her sister and was at a loss for words for her memorial and asked me if I could write something for her. Remember, I have never met her or her sister, so I had my work cut out for me to come up with something that would touch her and her family. I wrote 'Domino' for her.
...And my words touched her profoundly.

Comments about 'Domino' by Kelly Seale

  • Caroline Bulleck (10/19/2012 4:39:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful and well written piece. I can tell a lot of emotion and thought went into this. (Report)Reply

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (10/3/2012 2:06:00 PM)

    The read through was also a domino effect.The impact i see in others to be of the lasting kind somewhat the same like me.Great application Sir. (Report)Reply

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  • Tiger Lily Love (10/1/2012 2:17:00 AM)

    This is a Master piece! I was nearly in tears. Even though it's suppose to be applied one way, I applied it a different way, and that my friend is the best kind of poerty. Poetry that speaks to each person differently, that leaves each poem changed in a diffrent way, thats the kind of poetry that I love. When i read this... a pit formed in my stomach and I was left speechless. Amazing Write! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 30, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 13, 2013

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