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Finding You

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JP
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since 05-25-99
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Loomis, CA


0 posted 07-25-99 04:06 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Entering at dusk,
through back doors ajar,
calling for you
hoping for your reply.
Groceries, newly bought
sit upon the table
amidst dishes, and papers
empy Bud bottles and butts.
Kitchen smeared with grease
more dishes scattered about
I call your name again
louder this time.
I study the room saddened
knowing this is how
the old and lonely live.
I notice a carton of milk
opened, warm, but still fresh,
sickening pit in my gut
tells me that all is not right
calling you again
my eyes peering through
dimming light.
Past the photos on the mantle
grandkids, children, long gone
I turn and see you sleeping
in your favorite easy chair
I call once more though I know,
that you cannot answer
nor greet me as before.
Slowly I go to the phone
911
"no, no ambulence is necessary"
Now just a wait
in the other room perhaps...
tell the coroner my tale
of finding you.
© Copyright 1999 JP Burns - All Rights Reserved
poetFemmeFatale
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Arkansas


1 posted 07-25-99 04:16 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

This is the first poem of yours I've read...what an amazing poem. Really draws the reader in like in a suspense thriller...just to see what happens...and such a moving scene you set - sad but very realistic...

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

JP
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Loomis, CA


2 posted 07-25-99 04:56 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Thank you, unfortunately it is realistic because it is a depiction of my night last night....

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JP
 
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