Dee Daffodil

Passion - Poem by Dee Daffodil

I hadn't seen her in close to a year
And so...we met for a simple lunch
I brought tuna sandwiches, strawberries and lattes
She brought her lovely smile!

I noticed that she had lost weight
And she seemd pale, to what I was used to
And the sparkle in her eye...
Was hidden...

We hugged, and then chatted
She was a dear friend...always there for me
And I had tried to always be there for her...
Except once...
I had long ago learned not to pass judgement

As we chatted, we kept the topics light
How was she doing?
How was my work?
How were my kids?

And, as we chatted, my mind wandered
Back to happier times...
She had always had such passion...
Passion for life...and passion for him
Their love had been the kind of passion
That you read about in romance novels!
That...rock you to the core...
Sweep you off your feet...
Rollercoaster ride! !

Secretly, I had always been envious
Of passion that strong...
My life paled in comparison
My marriage had become...
A business partnership...
And my lay deeply buried...

But the kind of passion that they had...
was also dark, and stormy at times
There had been several break ups
And then reunions...
But was over...forever
And she was learning how to live her life
Without him

I thought that the sparkle in her eye
Must have gone, around the same time he did

The situation gripped me, and I fought back tears
With a lump in my throat

I couldn't help but notice
All the background noises
No birds, or babbling brooks for us today...
No...something far more sinister...
Clangs, bangs...and the odd shout

It was the end of our time together
And as we rose, we hugged again
And she clung to me
As though she never wanted to let go
And I never wanted to let go of her
If I could have taken her with me..
Then and there...I would have

She walked away...
Turned and waved a little wave
And I thought I saw
A tiny sparkle in her eye...once again
But then I realized it was just a tear

As I left, I reflected on the situation
Brought about by passion...such passion...

She had loved him...passionately
She had killed him...passionately!

Ohhhhh...what passion! !

(HW/31 May,2007)

Comments about Passion by Dee Daffodil

  • Saint Cynosure (8/19/2008 7:38:00 AM)

    Dee this is excellent, I am left with a passion to read more of your work. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/2/2008 10:00:00 PM)

    Absolutely wonderful! ! ! Very good work. (Report) Reply

  • (7/9/2007 4:00:00 AM)

    wow, simply a winner!

    and what a punchline
    for an ending.

    'ohhh, what passion! '
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  • (6/13/2007 10:41:00 AM)

    Excellent story poem, Dee. I wasn't quite sure what it was all about until I read it for the second time. Then it became crystal clear. Great piece of work. You never disappoint!

    Love, Fran xxx
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  • (6/9/2007 9:40:00 AM)

    Men don't have a clue to the passion some women are capable of.... (Report) Reply

  • (6/3/2007 11:37:00 AM)

    I guess that we know the first part!
    I guess that we know the third part!
    What about the second part ?
    I imagine that it has a lot to do,
    with where the two of you had lunch!
    ... as Diane alluded to.

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  • (6/2/2007 7:59:00 PM)

    Oh Dee, I have to agree with the three ladies before me, you do have a flair........ and when I heard you mention the bangs and clangs somehow I wasn't picturing a quaint restaurant as you were saying your goodbye's. Sometimes passion be the death of us! ................................Diane (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2007 7:31:00 PM)

    You have a real gift for writing drama, Dee and this is no exception. I beautifully expressed piece about relationships and the highs and lows of passion. The last stanza was compelling indeed! love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2007 11:18:00 AM)

    This has a kind of familiar alarm-bell ringing about it. And it is superbly written Dee. Kudos. t x (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (5/31/2007 11:16:00 AM)

    Very well written, Dee. Friendships - oh my, what would I have
    done without them through the years - and the tears? Brings
    back memories. You're a great writer.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 4, 2011

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