My, it's been awhile hasn't it? Deja vu.


Heart's Memory

You wonder sometimes
When you see that old house
Behind a crooked white fence
Lilac walls hunched in sadness
Because you think
You've been there
Sometime somewhere
Though it's been empty since before you were born.

You wonder sometimes
When you look at the trellis
And expect to see flowers
Where now there are none
Because you know
You've seen them
Where now the skeletal frame beckons
Morning glories opened their faces to the sun

You wonder sometimes
When your eyes slide to the door
Mahogany wood and brass
With a patch in the centre
Because you feel
Something's missing
There was a knocker there
A friendly old lion who guarded a home

You look every time
You pass that old house
With its broken glass windows
And faded white trim
Because you remember
Bits and pieces
Of a life and a love
And a dog who slept on your feet

But you shake your head
And go on with your life
The only life you know
Ignore the ghostly yearning in your chest
For something your mind doesn't remember
But your heart does
And it cries
a little more
each time




Poetry by Mklnay
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Written on 2011-09-21 at 04:05

Tags Memory  Dejavu 

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Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
Intriguing. The detailed familiarity of a place the poet could not have known, yet does. The melancholy feeling in the choice of words such as 'skeletal' and 'ghostly' make the reader feel the poet's sadness of soul.

An emotive piece of poetry with as many questions as answers. Very enjoyable.
2018-03-07


Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
A beautifully written sad poem

Stan
2012-04-17


Ferenc Inigo Beck
Alive with beauty and sentiment.
2011-10-12


countryfog The PoetBay support member heart!
I very much relate to this . . . certain houses seem this way to me too, evoking a connection that is like memories but something both more and less than that, something I don't quite have words for, but you've found them.
2011-09-21


Libyan Rose
full of emotions ,i really like it.thanks for share it us.
2011-09-21