jerry hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,344 Points (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

Facing The Wall - Poem by jerry hughes

How will I know?
When he turns to face the wall.
Why would he do that?
It's called release, recognition,
a return to the womb.
I don't understand.
You don't have to, just accept.
Won't he be lonely?
Only for a little while.
Then?
Open your storeroom of memory
and be glad.


Comments about Facing The Wall by jerry hughes

  • (11/10/2008 5:20:00 AM)

    As I face the wall, a fleeting glimpse in my peripheral gives me pause...sway. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/18/2008 2:01:00 AM)

    Reminds me of the 'Tibetan Book of the Dead' and the process they go through to release the spirit from this world...Coach (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2008 8:05:00 AM)

    I loved this poem....shelving this one. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/11/2007 3:33:00 AM)

    This poem could only be written by someone of mature years. A profound, simply stated piece about life and death and freedom from both. I feel a strange sense of peace as I read your words. love, Allie xxxx (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 25, 2011


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