SHE REMEMBERS HIS WORDS

by Deborah Brooks Langford on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 4:04pm

Do not be afraid

She heard him say

“I am here to hold you dear”

Her stillness became acquiescence to her still

It’s nice to have you home for Christmas they may say

But her heart knows the better

The disgrace was still the footnote.

The night wind made a faint whisper

Telling her over and over

The time has come and gone

Forget the pain of evermore.

Dancing took her to a time

Her feet would fly and fly

Sweeping steps of every beat

To see those days that would go by;

Just to remember his words so dear

To clear her mind of pain

The slightest motion of his hand

To kiss the smiles she must be;

The sound reverberated through the crisp autumn air

Klung, klung, klung of the wood

Reminding her he was there.

She remembers his words although,

As the faint breeze lifted her veil

But the face she saw was the one captured of long ago;

With black skirts and pine needles that she wrote

The songs were sung to her heart

Etched forever more this day

With colored hair ribbons all so new

Ponytails askew;

He took her hand to strange places that were so few

On Saturday nights to kiss the kiss

She remembers the words he spoke

The bell tolled once and then twice she heard

Sound exploded and glass flew.

As her life fell around her like needles ever so slightly,

The pain of it all so gone

Just to remember the words he spoke;

The farther and farther he tolled

The longer and longer she was gone

So now the years have passed

The pain is as she remembers

And the WORDS HE SPOKE

Was so light

That it still tore her heart.

AS SHE REMEMBER HIS WORDS THIS NIGHT.

©Copyright 2011 Deborah Brooks-Langford

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One thought on “SHE REMEMBERS HIS WORDS

  1. drtruthman says:

    Great poem about memories and how they can sometimes bring comfort and at other times torment. Beautiful work Deborah.

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