May 16, 2012

Time So Short

Filed under: Poetry — migueltio @ 2:58 pm

My neighbor across

the street mourns

for his wife who

died just last

Wednesday after HE

was the one who

was sick for so long.


He was alone for

so long as she

had gone to take

care of her dying

parents in another

state while here people

thought they had split.


The house had fallen

into shambles with many

neighbors asking US if

the had ever done a

thing to make any

repairs but no one

understood that he was sick.


Out of the blue last

summer she came home

thanking us for watching

the house as he had asked

me to do while he

was away getting treatments

that no one else knew about.


Just recently he was

declared cancer-free

but she got sick unfortunately

he took her to the hospital

as she had come down

with the flu which took

her making him alone again.


In the distance a

mourning dove calls

out its sad and

lengthy signal that

lets all the other

birds know that a

human who feeds them is alone.





  1. I really love tour poem

    Comment by SheyrilLilSwoopsBurkes — May 16, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

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