Ellen Shaw


Six Seconds - Poem by Ellen Shaw

In six seconds
you had said all you wanted
to say,
in one breath
you had said the words
it would have taken me a lifetime to find,
in a hundred years I would never
looked as low
as you stooped,
to find six seconds of words
that explain away
an entire heart full of love
with one lungful of breath,
to freeze one moment
in time forever
and replay five hundred memories a day,
in six seconds
you had said all you wanted
to say,
with two blinks of your eyes
and ten fingers displayed,
in six seconds
my heart ceased to beat
as two tears peeked out
from behind my eyes,
for three seconds you held
me in your arms,
then kissed both of my cheeks
before you walked away,
believing in six seconds
you had said all
you wanted to say,
from six seconds of words
I can't escape.


Comments about Six Seconds by Ellen Shaw

  • Scotty Dogg (5/22/2012 4:25:00 PM)


    I thought I commented on this one before but now it's gone! I really like it. The six seconds thing is a terrific theme. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 8, 2012



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