In The Name of the Father

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In The Name of the Father

In The Name of the Father

 I stood leaning against
the aged grey wall,
arms folded tight
against my chest,
as if to
hold in my breath
less it become
still.

Yellow streams
of sickly light
filtered through
the drawn
window shades
like a
candles glow before
the edge of day.

Small
darts of dust
float in the air,
all suspended in
time like forgotten
memories.

So this is what death smells of….
of decay,
of cracked
odors that invade
the nostrils and
leave their pungent
sting, before fading
off into flaked paint
and peeling
wallpaper.

Of dark chest of drawers
holding a treasured
lock of his first
born’s hair;
a gold watch,
a token
of a
lifetime of service.

All like the fruit of
unripe persimmons;
pretty,
but bitter to the mouth.

A round mirror
hanging from a
veined wall, reflecting
Jesus
under which the
hopeful have come
to rest.

The ragged gasps
of life
blend
into the metered
rhythm of a desired rest.

A bedside table,
piled high
with white caped
containers,
all meant
to keep
the decay at bay.

I close my eyes and
half drift away,
thinking of the faded
black and white,
that held a man full
of life
and wishing
that it were still so.

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chicken commented on In The Name of the Father

03-23-2010

Fabulous!...takes me right there with you. Seems as if you could do a part two for it as well.

Teardrops commented on In The Name of the Father

02-26-2010

yes have had the same dream glad to see you are writing again your talent has not suffered from being gone a while Marie

79VETTE

02/28/2010

Thank you . and for all of your support . heck girl my talent is not mine. I,m nothing . Dave

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

79VETTE’s Poems (41)

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LOVE 1
SILENCE OF SNOW 0
MEMORIES OF A BLUE BUNGALOW 0
A TENEMENT ON JONES STREET 1
RED SKY’S IN THE MORNING 3
BLACK KNIGHT 1
SAINT ELMO’S FIRE 3
SUNDAY MORNING GUILT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND 1
NO MATTER AT $4.95 1
THE BOX 1
THE WHEEL TURNS 1
UP THE BLUE STAIRS 1
THE KISS 1
A QUESTION OF SLEEP 1
EARLY MORNING COFFEE 1
Crimson Leaf 1
A QUESTION OF YESTERDAY 4
3 A. M. 2
LOUIS 4
THE RIVER 6
FOUR POEM ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS 1
COACH 10 SEAT 12 2
In The Name of the Father 2
ECHOES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT 1
MYSTIC DREAM 1
EARTHS BREATH 3
THE FERRYMAN 3
Winter Tide 3
SCARLET RIBBON 3
THE CROW 5
THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED 5
WINTER OF 33 2
Rain in a Tin Cup 4
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Invisible People 1
HOW I LONG 1
THE BOXWOOD TREE 2
THE EMPTY ROOM 3