Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday Scribbles: She Never

The Very Loud Discussion

Welcome again to Saturday Scribbles. Yes! We have a moniker for this ongoing fun! For those of you who may have just tuned in, each Saturday I post one of my poems rather than my usual blather.

This particular poem was written three years ago as the result of a challenge. An online friend of mine claimed that I couldn't write a decent poem in 15 minutes or less. Silly man. I never ever back down from a challenge like that! I even let him pick the topic. "War," he said. "Go!"

Approximately thirteen minutes later, I emailed him She Never. I only had to close my eyes and I saw the woman in it as clear as day. She was right there waiting for her story to be told.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!


She Never

she never said
goodbye
the day he
left with freedom
in his eyes
and courage in
his walk
she only said
see you, son
love you

she never cried
for him
the day they
told her the news
her eyes saw
a sepia toned
childhood
and dreams that
turned to bone
and ash

she never said
goodbye
the day he
arrived with the flag
the band played
and doves flew
she cried
a single tear
love you, son
see you

© Barbara Ann Black, 2010-2011

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