Conversations

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She came to visit on a peaceful saturday evening. Meandering conversations about everyday things, morphed into events of childhood and upbringing.

The traumas and dramas, the love and conflicts. Families and their decisions made out of love, that is truly misunderstood by the young minds they were meant to  shield.
 
Then came reflections on this life changing sorrow. There are moments caught between heart-beats, that goes the way of time. There is no changing it. There is no revisiting it And its one true quality is that it is everlasting.

This was one of those moments. After the revelation it just hung in the air.

a mother’s grief –
in remembrance
through decades, she kept
the last T-shirt he wore,
bullet hole intact

Pat R

2/16/20

For dVerse Poets Pub where Kim is hosting and the phrase to be incorporated in the response is
” There are moments caught between heart-beats”

Life

here’s to the days
when you looked a person in the eyes,
unblinking till they revealed themselves

when your nose was yours to pick
without shame or explanation

when you wore the cutest dress
with a diaper underneath without  consternation
here’s to those days!

Pat R

2/16/20

Pieces

pieces of my life
on bits of paper mingle
with the coins
in my pocket – the poem
continues to elude me

 

Defy
synonym: elude

Change
synonym: coins

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where the prompt words are Change & Defy ( using synonyms)

Autumn Blues

 

It has been a strange eight days mired in joy, anxiety, stress and sadness.

Two home-goings, one way before his time. An ambitious young man, twenty two years old, on a new journey to law school. Now, a journey diverted, a soul called home. Leaving a mother grief stricken and numb.

The other, of her time. She had lived some life.

In between these, was a wedding in a most peaceful setting in the mountains. This odd mix of joy and sorrow came in threes.

short goodbyes –
lurking in cool air
autumn blues

Pat R
8/31/17

Love


on this life journey
we have navigated all
we laughed and we cried –
autumn of our lives now filled
with warm loving reflections

Pat R

4/04/17

#Haiku, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose

For Tanka Tuesday

&

NaPoWriMo Day 4

Time & Laughter

Photo : A park near me.

fallen leaves are brown
bare branches now face deep frost
how time has moved on
through weary bones, but laughter
tends my soul holding time still

Pat R

11/15/16

#Tanka Tuesday

#Daily Haiku Challenge