Wednesday, September 09, 2009

time runs out on me

out of that patio door
I watch the darkening sky
my mood just as stormy
mayhem that is us
flits through my mind

I solicit courage from the clouds
walk down to our room
engage myself in packing my things
your facade blocked out
with strong determination

I pause to take a breather
our photograph from the side table
engages my gaze
I am completely disarmed
trickling tears reinforce my resolve

"I know I will salvage myself from the wreckage"

22 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Wreckage arrives so often. You'd think we'd learnt how to salvage it.

Michelle Johnson said...

sometimes a relationship can't be salvaged but we women always try until the very end. well done. have a great day.

ThomG said...

The strength in this shines through with your deft use of words. I really do enjoy your poetry so very much.

Missy said...

It's a hard thing to leave behind a relationship.

I think you capture the essence of a parting through this piece

Jeeves said...

Your last line has the punch....Lovely

Lisa notes... said...

You have a gift. I'm glad you share it. Thanks for sharing this today.

Americanising Desi said...

i left it behind but it took me an eternity!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I love this because it's so very real. And raw.

quin browne said...

you never fail.

Linda Jacobs said...

I like the optimism at the end. Who needs men, anyway?!

Just someone said...

'Salvage from the wreckage' - that says it all!

Nice one!

Tumblewords: said...

Strong and hopeful - silver lining in those dark clouds.

Pblacksaw said...

this is great.. I have been there before..

Janice Thomson said...

Love the hope and light at the end of the tunnel in this poignant piece. An emotional and evocative poem.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Nicely done. You really know how to capture the emotion of a moment.

asleeponmyfeet said...

Tugged my heartstrings, there. :(

Wreck

CJT said...

Your work is always so inspirational to me!

Jane Doe said...

There is strength and determination in this piece, as well as hope. Leaving a relationship is hard, but we can pick ourselves up and move on. A very well written poem.

Leo said...

beautiful! :)

b said...

Sometime I read your beautiful poetry and I want to say, "Are you okay?" That is how close it comes to my heart.

b

jenniferneri said...

"I solicit courage from the clouds"

I really like this line. You capture the emotion well!

Mark said...

There is nothing so sad as a failed relationship. You bring this out so well, Gautami...