Charles Tiffin Clegg

Rookie (lost in antiquity / California)

She Went Away - Poem by Charles Tiffin Clegg

It was a warm and happy wind
It gently made my skin alive, a dryness charged with love
My hair was tousled playfully, freedom for this part of time
My ears and eyes felt the springtime joy
She touched me deep, now I had life, renewed in every way
The birds in pairs swooped about in air and in my heart
It was day to give all joy, she made it so for me

I got my glider and my kite
this was the perfect day for flight
The glider sailed off, the envy of the birds
It landed gently in a bush , just a short distance away
The kite took off, newspaper, glue, and sticks
It tugged and pulled me seemed to say
That string can't hold me I'll carry you away

All was well that warm and happy day
Suddenly it grew cooler the wind just went away
The kite suspended for awhile now rested on the grass
The beauty of the day remained, but no wind at all for play
I felt an isolation with stillness all around
The birds were gone my energy for play went along
The wind, her sound of love had simply stopped and gone

It was a scary time for any lonely little boy
Dad away, mom at work, alone again to play
I called for her to play with me her loving sounds to hear
Her bicycle was gone and I did not know which way
I went exploring all the world in search of love gone off
She had ridden silently, with no good bye, away
Then rain brought wetness to my eyes, for she had gone away

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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