Memories And Hope


She Was 43 - Poem by Memories And Hope

Her line said
'I am 43 too'
the smile flickered on my lips
they had waited for a long time.

her poems
echoed my thoughts
shared experiences
across 7,000 miles?

Sitting under the summer sky
the stars dropping
I wondered
is pain the universal glue?

Has she felt
a ghost in her own body,
been haunted
by her own eyes?

Have tears streamed down her cheeks
their hot path
a fervent prayer,
silently quenched?

Has a melody
made her bereft
each note a memory,
a nail in the soul?

Has her skin felt
parched
awaiting
the khamseen of love?

Have her days too
mingled with nights,
a continuum
of alone-ness?

Has she rubbed
her hands against a coarse wall
reminding herself
that she still breathes?

Has she
like me
lived an eon in a moment,
a second in a year?

Is she.
me.
us.
glued by pain?


Comments about She Was 43 by Memories And Hope

  • rajagopal haran (1/19/2008 4:23:00 AM)


    reminds me od HM Lonfellow's words-Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.'...wonderful piece (Report) Reply

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  • rajagopal haran (1/19/2008 4:22:00 AM)


    reminds me od HM Lonfellow's words-Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.'...wonderful piece (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (11/9/2007 12:04:00 PM)


    I am 43 too....
    and feel glued by the lines
    Eyes restless search for more..warmth
    In hunger of long deprived lonesome life.......perhaps
    touching.......your verse
    Catching your words
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  • (11/1/2007 12:53:00 AM)


    Ms. Hope: Very well done, this poem evokes a kind of kindred relationship that is treasured because it is rare. 'Thelma? I'd like you to meet Louise.'

    Thanks,
    G
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011


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