The Phone Call (poem)

Upon a moment waiting restlessly

She lingers every heartbeat oh so dear

Each second of a lifetime does she clear

As she awaits a voice to set her free


She felt his solemn promise of a call

As kisses cast an ending to the day

And hand of fate would carry him away

The memory stays written on her wall


And as her stroke of midnight coldly nears

Her doubt creates a highway for her fears

Her hope is cruelly taken by her tears

As emptiness betrayal song she hears


There deep in sleep some gentle mercy brings

A phone left by her side now softly rings

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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful....and how often this must happen....two trains passing in the night...thank you

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

So very lovely, Mh, so glad for that ending here! That can be torment, the waiting indeed. Sweet music and video.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

This is so beautiful... though it stings a little. Lucky for me, there's no reason to sit by the phone! :-(

I really like the song too!

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W1totalk 3 years ago

Beautiful poem but very real.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Time always seems to stand still when you're waiting for that anticipated phone call.

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Oh, Martin, this poem dredges up old memories from the past.

I think most of us have waited for that phone to ring.

You have evoked anguish through your perfect lines of poetry.

My heart has quickened, like I am the young woman in the photo.

Well done, Martin. One of your best, my friend.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Oh, how beautiful this rings (no pun intended). Voting up and sharing.

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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Eerie in a way. Made me think.

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PoeticPhilosophy 3 years ago from Canada

This intrigued me and drawed me in, loved the ending!

Good job Mhatter :)

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is one more of your best. Waiting is difficult but a call replaces tears. Loved it...

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MichelleHillstrom 3 years ago from Texas

Lovely. I think that everyone has probably been in this situation at one time or another.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Sometimes that phone call comes too late.

Beautifully said my dear Martin

Angels are on the way to you today ps

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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

I can certainly relate to waiting on that phone call. Very nicely done.

Voted up and beautiful.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Lovely sentiments. I remember that was the hardest part of love - waiting for the phone call which sometimes came and sometimes never did.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Remember the old days when we had to be at home tied to the phone? I am so glad that those days are past...

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Amazing and really suspenseful up until the end.

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