Friday, August 12, 2016

886 - The Card



The Card

It’s your birthday.
I wonder where you are.
It’s your birthday,
Think of this as a card,

It was not to be, of course,
It all turned out for the best, 
As they say,
As we went our separate ways,
Perhaps it was a test, 
Who would know?
Drifted rather than expelled,
Shifted rather than repelled
We went our separate ways
Slipping silently into the mists 
Turning sadly, not dismissed
Same old story, same old twist,
Slipping silently into the mists
Of time.
Time.
Time that numbs,
Time that overcomes
As they say,
But…

It’s your birthday.
I wonder where you are.

It’s your birthday,
Think of this as a card,
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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9 comments:

  1. Wherever she is I hope she will know you're thinking of her!
    I like the wistful, might-have-been feel of this.....

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  2. I think we all have those distant friends... sad when we loose contact...

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  3. Very neat clever write my friend - made me smile... With Best Wishes Scott

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  4. Wonderful! Great use of what-I-have-come-to-call "slip-and-slide" rhyme (for lack of a better description). It's there and then it slips wonderfully along, until it's there again. An awesome write!

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  5. A nice birthday card - a bit of a immortality for her :-) Sounds like you're still on decent terms so that's great!

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  6. I think we've all had these relationships where you just drift away from one another but you still do wonder about them. I love this wistful birthday greeting.

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  7. I really like this. So much. In every aspect.

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  8. Very clever and wistful poem.

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