Alison Smith

Rookie (22nd February 1957 / Orange, New South Wales, Australia)

The Force To Reconcile - Poem by Alison Smith

Hello my darlings
Its time we sat for a chat
Its been such a long time
Since I looked at you
Why how you shine!

You took with you so much of me
When you walked away
I have lived, though barely
All I wanted was to share
But you went away

You may not wish to explain
Why you could not stay
Or why you took part of me
When you went away
Everyday I wish you stayed.

This year I took a deeper look
At what you mean to me
And now I am ready to receive
What you took from me
Thank you for holding it for me

Well my darlings its time I went
But never will we be strangers
For you are always part of me
And I will show you both
That we are the force to reconcile.

Comments about The Force To Reconcile by Alison Smith

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/12/2007 11:14:00 PM)

    Truly an inveterating write, Alison....They all must fly on their own, but memories of all the good they were given, will always keep that connection, wherever life takes you all....Great, heatrwarm penning, young lady!

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  • (3/12/2007 10:38:00 PM)

    Alison, u r a true writer, to make a poem that can move one's soul is a great talent. That is what you did to me with both those poems this one and 'A Gift From Heaven.' They're both so sad, so moving. I hope you never stop writing.
    Smiles N Hugs
    Rissa: -)

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  • (3/8/2007 9:07:00 PM)

    Hugs Ali, your girls will be reborn through your words. I hope this is only the start of the words you have yet to say to these spirits. And maybe thru this you will heal yourself and help others to seek thier darkness and shine the light of release. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/5/2007 11:09:00 AM)

    Sometimes, I can read a poem, and think to myself, 'Oh, isn't that nice, or truthful or lovely, or well written.' This, however, stirred my desire to want to know the rest of the story. I want to know who 'my darlings' are, and I want to know why they left, and I want to know that this poem reached them and brought about the desired 'reconcilation' that you wish for. As Lawrence said, I identified with this from first word to last, and it twisted my heart. Scarlett (Report)Reply

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  • (3/3/2007 10:25:00 PM)

    This is so poignant, so tender, so loving......yet sad.....How strong you are.....This one grabs your heart and does not let go! mm.xo (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2007 8:55:00 AM)

    Alison, did you ever read something you wish you had written? Did you ever read 'anything' you felt came from you? This poem is one of those 'pieces' I identify with from the beginning of its expression to the last word. This is an emotional, personal poem that is right up there on the surface. There is no need to probe anywhere. It's there un the face and I love this! This is some great s-! LOL.

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  • (3/2/2007 4:27:00 AM)

    Alison I think Allie's comments mirror my own. It took a lot of courage to write this I hope you get what you wish for. Very moving indeed. Helen xx (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2007 1:20:00 AM)

    This is a very moving, honest piece of writing - methinks you refer to either estranged parents or perhaps children? Either way, the humility and wisdom you demonstrate in this piece is well worth the risk of posting it. I do hope it proves to be the catalyst for reconciliation. love, Allie xxxx (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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