Thomas Plotz


Rebuild You - Poem by Thomas Plotz

Two years ago in February
My birth father, passed away
I say, it that way because

My family is larger than
Corpus ties that are bonded, and
Include many intersecting rings
On numerous, different levels of things,
Springs, from Interactional orders

I was, down and blue, till I saw you
There and then, I saw my dear, love-one, and friend
With that, I felt drenched

My emotional dam burst, holding back my bottled up past
The flood waters rage, at last, during my fall of falls

Washing away wing dams, flooding the valley, of
Everything I was holding onto,
Everything that was hidden away

Now, the truth has shown,
What was repressed, in rooms,
Doors of forgotten keys

Was the suppression, part of Alzheimer's disease?
Maybe part of governmental deprogramming,
Gone too far, after the warriors' part was over?
Orders and oaths, till death do us part

Still better to remember, than to be
Kept like a mushroom
In the dark

There are many rooms still locked,
In time, my mind, will rebuild


Love-ones I forgotten about too
Are they injurers of war, too?

I promise not to promise, anymore, Dear

As the flood waters resided,
The families love, will heal you
As you, rebuild
You

T. Plotz
Rebuild You
DEC 7,2015

Topic(s) of this poem: memories, war


Poet's Notes about The Poem

For K.I.M. and for Sara on her Birthday.

Comments about Rebuild You by Thomas Plotz

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/7/2015 12:10:00 PM)


    Passing away of birth father is so sad. Very wonderfully presented poem shared definitely. Wisely drafted and shared.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 16, 2015


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