A poem for B.....we met over coffee

I sat and listened to her
for hours
only speaking once or
twice when asked

I watched the way she tucked
her hair behind
her ear with only the delicacy of
feminine fingers

the way her lips moved
when she smiled
and her pride when
she said "my kids"

the way her eye's watered when
I said something
about the anger
of mistrust

The purest pleasure for me
though was that
she trusted me
to listen

And I heard it all
every word
every dream
each pain and
pleasure

And when it was all over
far too soon
and with the first hint of her
leaving

I knew that somehow I had taken
away a little of her pain
and added it to
mine

But that's what we do
us rainy day lovers
until we meet
once again
for coffee

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Sounds like an exceptional way to connect. A good listener is worth it's weight in gold. Another good read!


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Bk42author 2 years ago from New York

You capture very well the feeling we have when we take a little piece of a person with us who makes a strong impression on our lives. Voted beautiful!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A wonderful poem Ed and as always voted up.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


Beth37 2 years ago

Once again, I'll pretend it's about me. :)


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Dyhannah 2 years ago from Texas

Simple sweetness in your poem about "rainy day lovers"


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

To be able to listen without interjecting with one's own experiences is a great gift! Love your poem.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Beautiful poem Ed. I'm sure many can relate to that conversation over coffee.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Loved this.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Beth , It is about you !

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