Willis Martyn

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Time - Poem by Willis Martyn

When we knew
there was so little time,
we didn't speak of it.
Instead,
you made a point to tell me
something.

Something,
to protect us
from all the
cracks in our disappearing world.
The cracks of paying bills.
The loneliness.
The next meal.
The brutality of hospitals.

We argued about, how I was to take your decisions now,
and make them for you.
The son becomes the father.
The hardest thing.
Never taught at school.

Time
again to leave you,
in the half
light.
The television on for company.
Selling dreams to those,
with time to
fall asleep.

Then,
bedbound.
Weak.
Seeing me watching you.
You whispered a clue to our great escape.
'Dont worry, this won't be forever'.

One evening.
Defiant.
You raised a blade not to be denied.
With your last breath.
One mighty
fell.

You cut through Time.

Ripping apart my chest,

and from times shackles.
you freed us.

'I love you'

Then you died.


Comments about Time by Willis Martyn

  • Tom Balch (1/16/2009 2:02:00 PM)


    A very heartfelt and honest piece, well written 10 regards Tom (Report) Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (3/27/2008 5:45:00 PM)


    How brutally true and heart rending. Something we all have to go through, whether it be Father Mother Husband Child, the cruelty of this life yet the beginning on another better one.
    Wonderful read.
    love Ernestine XXX
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  • (11/22/2007 5:54:00 AM)


    You almost made me cry with this poem. The imagery is vivid and the tone is painfully touching. Perfect 10! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 13, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, May 30, 2008


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