Simon’s Wake

Started this
awhile ago
after
your wake
actually.

But, it’s hard.

It’s weird.
Keep thinking
you’ll jump out
from behind
the curtain,
“Ta da! I’m here!”

But, you didn’t.

Your eyes,
stay closed.
Your hands,
clasped firm.
Won’t budge.
Wish it would.

But, they didn’t.

Friends
Colleagues
Family

Shocked
Grieving

Tears
Respect
Sadness
Love

Morning conversations
Coffee breaks
Tennis matches
Brit humour
Integrity
Education
Knowledge
Understanding

Are what they say
about you
They who missed you

Back then,
too upset
to say anything

But Matt said,
please remember
and I do.

so,

Hi Simon,

Thank you
For giving me
a chance
For believing
encouraging
supporting

Thank you,
requiescat in pace.

funeralflower

duwagym 11/11/2014
37 days after.

Maternal Musing

blink!
and they walk.

blink!
and they run.

blink!
and they grow.

up
up
up
and wide.

next thing you know,
graduation!

next thing you know,
first pay check!

next thing you know,
“I hereby pronounce you…”

And then there’s three,
if you’re lucky.

And then there’s more,
if you’re really lucky.

Then back to two,
basking in the remaining sunrise.
and sunset too.

Later…

it’s just a roll of dice
who would go earlier
who would go later

To Earth you shall return.

but not right now.

Now let’s savour
now let’s enjoy
now let’s feel

because,
blink!
it’s all gone.

dia.lo.gue. 1/11/14

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Midnight Musings

When darkness falls,
the lovers and the wannabes come out and play.
Their masks fell,
no longer covered by the light.

Come out come out, wherever you are.
In the dark,
your dreams and desires burst out from their confines,
trying ever so hard to materialise.

Some would succeed
some would fail
but the heart,
would refuse to retreat.

In the dark,
the lovers and the wannabes try
and try again
their heart their only weapon
open, for all to see

That is until the lights danced away the darkness.
For when the light finally shines through,
the lovers and the wannabes don back their covers.
Flaunting or retreating
their hearts
simmering
waiting patiently
to be happy

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