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The Phone Call (poem)

Updated on July 12, 2013

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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      Shannon Henry 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

      Many thoughts reading this poem. I'm reminded of a wife waiting for a call from a deployed husband....Perhaps lovers after a fight....maybe just young love in general.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      5 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing and really suspenseful up until the end.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 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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      Deonne Anderson 

      5 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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      Patricia Scott 

      5 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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      Michelle Hillstrom 

      5 years ago from Texas

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 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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      PoeticPhilosophy 

      5 years ago from Canada

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

      Good job Mhatter :)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 years ago from USA

      Eerie in a way. Made me think.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

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

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      DJ Anderson 

      5 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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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

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

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      W1totalk 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful poem but very real.

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      Cat 

      5 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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      Faith Reaper 

      5 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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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

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

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