barbara clafton


It's Only Words But Life Is This... - Poem by barbara clafton

Its only words
one eye closed the other eye open
part of the heart broken
the other part hoping

to have and to hold seems
to stand steadfast,
but its not,
all it means
is someone dreams
that it will not be forgot

but it will be.
there's an end
just as there's a beginning
in everyone,
every relationship.
we are born
we live
if we are lucky-
we procreate
then we die

not much in between.
we forget what all that means

love, partnership, family friends-

but when we are gone
too soon
too young
alone

it never ends
someone cares
is there-

remembering us.

till we and ultimately, they
are dust
as one
with the ground, the earth the sun.

Topic(s) of this poem: losing friends, loss, lost


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 1, 2016


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