The unwritten diary - a poem








written on getting up alone on thursday morning.







It is Thursday in the diary that I fail to keep

I do not write that I miss her so much

The empty hard rooms echo without her softness, I miss her so much

Discarded slips of underwear all gathered up and gone

from the corner of the room

I find myself starting to speak and then it fades away

sometimes just stops and now

Bitter humour

Has slipped into my writing

and sarcasm snarls at reason as care starts to wither

with the first wilting leaves of the pot plants

that I watch dying with a certain satisfaction

I may forget the pen

and hammering at the cold block of plastic keypad

until she comes back

monday









Waiting for the rain

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Awful Poet 6 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

Very well done


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alternate poet 6 years ago Author

Cheers ! I like your stuff too.


ralwus 6 years ago

absence makes one's heart fonder, so they say. It just makes me hornier when she is away. Nice job. 'and sarcasm snarls at reason as care starts to wither

with the first wilting leaves of the pot plants

that I watch dying with a certain satisfaction' nice touch, CC


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alternate poet 6 years ago Author

thanx Ralwus - I seem to recall similar lines from somewhere else around the 'certain satisfaction' but can't remember where. Age huh!


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Nice imagery, alternate poet-I can see this.


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alternate poet 6 years ago Author

LOL Thanks for nice comment, I can feel it - she really IS away this weekend!


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

LOL!!!


poetlorraine 6 years ago

monday or maybe next week or maybe never, but just keep writing, i am loving your work.....


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alternate poet 6 years ago Author

thanks poetlorraine - unusually, this one has a concrete answer, she is back on Tuesday around 3pm :)


poetlorraine 6 years ago

light the candles for her, and get the kettle on then...


Miss Take 6 years ago

brilliant, you are very talented


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alternate poet 6 years ago Author

Candles all ready to go! PL

and Miss Take, thanks for the encouragement.


Kishorilal 6 years ago

Your work getting charming and charming. You made my day.

- Kishorilal


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alternate poet 6 years ago Author

thanks Kishorilal, have a happy day!


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TheGlassSpider 6 years ago from On The Web

Yet another excellent piece. You've captured the essence of longing here. Nice work.


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alternate poet 6 years ago Author

Thanks The GlassSpider.


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Sunshiney31 6 years ago

Again the imagery of this poem is exquisite, very well done!!


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SummerSteward 6 years ago from Duluth MN

Cheers! I loved this! Glad you only had to wait till Monday :)


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Jluvies 6 years ago from lost in my thoughts

wow. i love it!


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Amanda Severn 6 years ago from UK

I like this very much. The poem unwinds slowly, expressing the thoughts that we all have when love departs, even for a short while.


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Pratonix 6 years ago from Asia

Well done. This is carefully crafted, controlled poetry. I like the phrase 'sarcasm snarls at reason' - great image.


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana

good one! i like your writing :)


DevinCo 6 years ago

Well written imagery. I like your writing.


Thena 23 months ago

Awesome you should think of soiethmng like that

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