Cecil (C.J.) Krieger

Silver Star - 4,035 Points (09/30/1946 / Woodstock, NY)

Hello - Poem by Cecil (C.J.) Krieger

I watched
As the fog rolled in
Inching its way
Across the fields
Slowly
Plucking all the stars
From a moonless sky

After a while
All that remained
Was a silky blackness
So dark
It felt as though
You could weigh
The heaviness
It carried
To my door

Sitting at my window
I stared for hours
At nothing
While all about the house
The weight of the night
Relentlessly pressed
On every window and door
Squeezing the outside world
From view

These were troubling nights
Sleepless night
Nights that never heard
The sound
Of a Bluebird
Welcoming the dawn
Or the warmth
Of a morning sun
Brightening the land

I spent years
At that window
First in anger
Then in sorrow
Sometimes in prayer
Making deals with God
While I waited for you
To come home

At first
I knew every word
I was going to say
But over time
I found myself
Saying out loud
Something different each day
Until
In the end
All I wanted
Was to say
Hello

Topic(s) of this poem: anger, hello, love and life, sorrow

Form: Prose Poem


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2015



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