Charles M Moore

Rookie - 208 Points (1953 june / Glasgow Scotland.)

Memoirs Of Another Time, Part 6 - Poem by Charles M Moore

You said you were happy
that I had returned
to be honest I felt
I was glad that I did
before I'd neglected
to take you all in
now that I had
my head felt in a spin

With a skip in your step
and a tug on my arm
you introduced me
to your friends at the dance
and said 'come with me
you've just got to meet Jim'
'He's gay and my best friend
you'll really like him'

I said 'hello'
and Jim gave me a smile
that seemed to go through me
and deep down inside
'I mentioned to Claire
you were here in the bar'
'I'm so glad you found her
she's really a star'

You hugged me announcing
'Isn't he great'
'We thought that you'd never
come back here this late'
Jim said' By the way
I'll be leaving with friends'
'I'm grateful'
'But I won't be going home again'

I looked and your dark hair
fell loose in a curl
encompassing eyes
that reflected the world
agate blue seas
with black pupils therein
I knew I was drowning
and I couldn't swim

Your transformation
was such a surprise
by day like cocoon
by night butterfly
my heart missed a beat
when you called out my name
and I wrote the memories
on every page.

The End.

Comments about Memoirs Of Another Time, Part 6 by Charles M Moore

  • Linda Ori (5/21/2006 1:12:00 AM)

    Charlie - This is one of your best. Reminded me of 'Casablanca' for some reason. Good story telling, and I was totally caught up in the piece. Like watching a movie. You are awesome!
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  • (5/16/2006 10:54:00 PM)

    Charles, I have faithfully followed this series of poems, and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them....I just plain hated to see them come to an end..such a good story should go on and on and on- - - - - and on. Thank you so much for bringing them to us...Good writing, interesting, beautiful descriptions of the diner, the cold, the girl, the smoky bars, it just didn't stop until the final period. When I have a few more minutes, I shall email them to myself for a permanent copy. Scarlett (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2006 7:29:00 PM)

    *sniffle, sniffle* It brought tears to my eyes. -Dallas (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2006 7:03:00 PM)

    Lovely Charles, the memoirs all of it. The end created a lump in my throat. Thank you for sharing the story.

    Patricia Gale
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 11, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 4, 2006

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