Not Coming Home

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Not Coming Home

I sit alone lost in a daydream

waiting for him to come home.

Hoping that my excitement isn't noticeable,

like a pink flower in a field of white.

 

The sun turns to stars

but I still sit and wait.

Frozen in time,

watching for that doorknob to turn.

 

A news story comes across the television.

Out of the blur the words appear,

“The war is over!”,

or so it seems.

These memories come into focus

getting clearer and clearer.

And then I realize the truth.

 

I drag myself out of my fairytale.

I wish it weren't true, but he's not coming home.

Though it's over, he's already been killed.

Once again, I fight back the tears,

fake a smile, turn to the empty house,

and try to make it a home.

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EyemMatt commented on Not Coming Home

08-09-2012

You have a realism in your words and a very gifted way to bring about hidden emotions of understanding from your readers. Please keep writing and sharing.

sk8erpoet

08/10/2012

Thank you very much. I don't know what I do, all I know is that I say what I see.

lisaner commented on Not Coming Home

07-31-2012

Such a tragic irony: the war is over, but he is already killed. I particularly like the ending. The image of her turning to the empty house and trying to make it a home is poignant. Good write!!

sk8erpoet

07/31/2012

Thank you very much. As tragic as it is, it is true to so many people.

jj1562 commented on Not Coming Home

07-30-2012

I like this it reminds us of the darker sides of war... kind not advertised.I'm so sorry if this happened to you. good write

sk8erpoet

07/30/2012

Right. It didn't happen to me, but I know someone it did happen to. But thank you.

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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