Black Poetry : Second Chance

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Second Chance

    My Love slammed the door. It shut as a tomb,
    like sound sucked empty from a symphony room
    where no music played, where no feet light danced.
    Gone was my Love, my last best chance.

    300 feet per second is, I know, the speed of pain
    as it travels thru the body on its way to the brain.
    But a breaking heart is witness to a fear coming faster
    when sorrow’s Beast of impact charges reinless, without master.

    My breathing’s getting deep. I seem to need more breath.
    I’m fighting back the tears where they exit from the jets.
    I feel the quaking gallop of that Beast’s pounding beckon
    leaping, lunging closer to me, 300 feet per second.

    Then Bam! comes the “crash” and my tears gush forth
    and they stream down rippling in a saline sad froth.
    And my sorrow is a smash-up, a shattering of parts,
    cracked pieces blown-off from my now broken heart.

    I slump in non-recovery. There my energy dwindles longer
    teetering on the drip drops of tears crying stronger
    and dreading the coming moment I resign to my Fate
    without hope of any time, without chance of any mate.

    Then Abrupt! The door opens! My Love walks inside
    and my heart sings a Mending-of-the-Tears lullaby.
    And just when I thought “All” was lost or dead,
    Love stands in my doorway, back with coffee and bread.

    Namyh
     
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    Nary a HARRY I know
    would let the blues hold 'em down.

    For a minute though, I thought The Bard
    had been reborn under a bad sign ~

    Love your work

    Peace
     
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    1poetsought - Sometimes we can all can use a second chance and you can't let the blues get you down before it gets here. Thanks for stopping in to enjoy this bard's work. HH
     
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