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

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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

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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

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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.


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.

DJ.


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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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