Heath Harrington

Rookie (12/14/1974 / Siloam Spirings, AR)

Packing - Poem by Heath Harrington

My tears well up, blinding me,
then fall thick upon the cardboard.
The box is flecked wet.
It is the last, it's over. The tape screams out
as it speaks for me. I use a black magic
marker on this, the last of the boxes; its sweet and sour
scent fills the air. I mark this one fragile. A weight
perches upon my chest waiting to devour any breath
that may be left under my ribs. A burning darkness
dwells there now, after seven years
of smiles and laughter. Divorce comes,
swift and...silent.

I see you bright and shining,
Flush with fresh infatuation,
Beaming beautifully as before,
Chasing rainbows and catching radiance.
once My golden angel glowing
with my adoration. My friend, my goddess, my lover.

Loneliness
makes the rooms canyons,
Echoes of laughter and passion
Bounce on empty walls where
smiling faces once hung.
The dust of shattered dreams coats
my parched skin: justice from the gods
to Idealists and Romantics.


Comments about Packing by Heath Harrington

  • (11/19/2008 12:28:00 AM)

    extremely poignant, touches the soul and stirs the heart (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2008 6:44:00 PM)

    your last stanza is wonderful and the final lines leave a mark....great peice....nice write (Report)Reply

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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (10/18/2008 4:00:00 PM)

    The dust of shattered dreams coats
    my parched skin. The gods can be cruel
    wonderful write, yet remembering, poignanmt too,10++, thanks for sharinmg
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  • (10/18/2008 3:45:00 PM)

    Very nice good job! I feel your pain (Report)Reply

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  • David Threadgold (10/18/2008 5:11:00 AM)

    The sadness comes through in your words. a good read Regards Dave T (Report)Reply

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  • Fay Slimm (10/18/2008 4:40:00 AM)

    Chases rainbows and catching radiance - - canyons around empty walls - both these phrases are very poetic and expressive Heath. the piece may read slightly better if the lines were arranged a bit differently, in shorter sequences. Just a thought but the subject is dealt with in the serious manner it needs. Well done. (Report)Reply

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  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (10/18/2008 4:30:00 AM)

    Love packing.........walls bounce with deep smiles...........were another history.....of bedridden dreams! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2008 3:51:00 AM)

    An incredible poem Heath! i love your style its from your heart, i am not religious but God bless you regards bob (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2008 2:22:00 AM)

    a great concept...poignant write...a nice piece...

    Ency Bearis
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  • (10/18/2008 1:40:00 AM)

    A few too many metaphors Heath, but the concept is good. Best, Jerry (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2008 1:21:00 AM)

    A little tear fell on my cheeks
    I can feel your sorrow.
    nice write
    +++10 regards anju
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 18, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 19, 2008


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