Lacrimae Rerum

Three years since I saw her last,

And two since any word.  Perhaps

Silence is the only answer she has

For a father questioning his failings.


Just before dawn was a brief shower,

Barely enough to dampen the ground,

And now, by the door, the irises lean

Wet and solemn into the first low light.


It is all I can do to reach out and hold

One, touch each petal drop, gentleness

I would give her if I could, wiping tears

From the face of a lost and loved child.

Poetry by countryfog The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2012-05-20 at 20:27

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm with Eli. I don't want to say anything to smudge this fine, sad poem.

Kee Zealy The PoetBay support member heart!
children are at times un forgiving until they have a sense of their frailty, that parents are not perfect, and understand we are trying to adapt to a child where there is no operating manual, until we write it ourselves based on experiences. We are all flawed. Great write.

Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Like Eli, I found this incredibly touching. I do not know how true it is or is not but your words gave a profound sense of loss, regret and sadness. A truly wonderful write, that touches

Elle x

Eli The PoetBay support member heart!
It's difficult sometimes to comment on heartfelt pieces like this, for a fear exists in me that to offer anything would never do any justice nor provide any consolation for the feelings being expressed.

So I'll just say thank you and beautifully written, and leave it at that.

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A very poignant piece, my friend, applauded gently.
The mood sustains throughout, yet it is enhanced especially by the irises as inspiring such beautiful tenderness. As always, I admire your delicacy.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
With this I can empathize with. Thank you C F

Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Your words touch my heart
I wish you all the best