I Wonder If He Knew You

I shouted into the tomb of refusals
It was as I feared
There was no sound
Not even an echo of my voice
Indifference had shuttered her memory
A response was not worthy of her existence
Yet finally a faint sound melted away the silence
For once the sad song was about me
It was a song I never cared for
Suddenly it had meaning
Because it was about you
And me
But who played the notes you never heard?
Who wrote the words about a dream you never shared?
For once I wondered
How could a stranger know me so well
I wonder if he knew you too

COPYRIGHT 2012. THE SUBURBAN POET. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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pinkhawk 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

This left me wondering also, ^_^!


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Lady_Tenaz 4 years ago

This was so sad....but good. Voted up!


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Sad and well done too! "tomb of refusals" is a great image!


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This is sad and hauntingly beautiful.Voted up


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

maybe you know her better, but she doesn't know you too?


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank all of you... it was just something tha struck me and I wrote it up...


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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

full of deep emotion. Your poem seems never fail to touch and stir, Mark. But it is rare I think, to found male poet as sensitive as you. Existed but rare. So far I only meet few in here.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hi Freya - Thank you. That means everything coming from you. I just try to feel the moment and not allow anything to stop the emotions...

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