the girl in a red shirt

 

 

i found a poem

about a girl

in a red shirt

she was looking seaward

 

i wrote the poem

i remember the girl

i remember the red shirt

 

i loved her

i sent her the poem

were my motives benign

 

it is good to keep memories alive

some of them

she was my first darling

 

marketa is not jealous

by nature

but the girl in the red shirt

i need to be careful

 

~

 

marketa had a beau

named tadeusz

i don't know the color of his shirt

or if he looked seaward

 

marketa never speaks of him

but he is there

in her far away gaze

 

we save some of our love

for the ones

we left behind

 

love lingers

sometimes it grows

memories gain weight over time

 

marketa and i are forever

past loves are allowed

they spice the stew

a hint of uncertainty

 

~

 

we save some of our love

for the ones

we left behind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Written on 2023-05-06 at 03:25

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Seema
Beautiful! Memories gain weight over time!
2023-06-13


Editorial Team The PoetBay support member heart!
Your poem has been chosen to be featured on the home page of PoetBay. Thank you for posting on our poetry website!
2023-05-29


Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
The economical language serves this poem well. The emotions are heightened, not reduced, by the graceful simplicity and elegant directness of articulation.
2023-05-08


Sona The PoetBay support member heart!
beautiful thought and conveyed so beautifully and in such a self assured way. Loved it.
2023-05-07


arquious The PoetBay support member heart!
Poems are well able to immortalise before uncertainty taints and diverts our memories.
2023-05-06