Betty Jo Hilger

Rookie (05/29/65 / Missouri)

Wistful… - Poem by Betty Jo Hilger


I knew where to find a smile

I knew how to grasp his heart
With the merest quirk of brow
A lift of lips
A passing look
I knew how to connect with love

Life was so simple then
Yet now, the song has altered
Where melodies used to fall
Tripping from the soul
Each note
Perfection on its own
Discord is now the norm

I sit in dismal silence
Heartbroken, solitary, mournful …
While inner storms rage cacophonous
Telling tales of times once known
Hearts once tied
Breath once shared
While love has separated from the bone
Living proximate, yet worlds apart

I knew where to find a smile

But lost my heart alone the way...

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 5, 2008

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