Robert Charles Howard

Rookie - 346 Points (26 DEC 1943 / Wyandotte MI)

Fellow Traveler - Poem by Robert Charles Howard

Overjoyed to catch a glimpse of you
across the crowded lobby,
my footfalls quickened -
eager to head you off
before you slipped from view.

The elevator chimed arrival.
and I tugged your sleeve
as you stepped inside
then blanched in disbelief
as you turned and we each met
the eyes of a total stranger.

I muttered most rueful apologies.
You smiled amused forgiveness.
The doors sealed between us
and the elevator lifted you
to a destiny beyond my choice to know.

March 30, 2008

Comments about Fellow Traveler by Robert Charles Howard

  • Melvina Germain (4/12/2008 9:17:00 AM)

    For a moment Robert I thought I was standing there when the doors closed. Ahh another beautiful poem, oh what a feast this morning. Your work is breathtaking
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  • (3/30/2008 2:49:00 PM)

    Excellent and original work, Robert.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 12, 2009

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