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Slipping

You might slip away solitary one day

as the sun sinks low at eventide

or drift away one April morning

as a burst of green returns

to cloak the brown earth

amid the little sprite faces of flowers

painting the scenery

like finicky artists

You might slip away from

a small existence

having learned a loyal language

among the chirps of birds

in the small gusts of a gossamer wind

soaked by the promise of rain

drifting on the edge of clouds

When you go

exalting and free

throw a blanket over the cold and dispirited

set a table for the lonely

touch the shoulders of the brokenhearted

light a candle to our lives

let us hang on to

your determined, strong spirit

even as it soars

beyond where we can touch

 

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32 thoughts on “Slipping

  1. Another beautiful and thoughtful poem ……..
    I love these four lines
    ‘throw a blanket over the cold and dispirited
    set a table for the lonely
    touch the shoulders of the brokenhearted
    light a candle to our lives…..’

  2. Breathtakingly beautiful, LT. So much to enjoy, the artists and soaring spirit being personal favourites. You’re quite good as this kind of thing aren’t you 😉

  3. I love eventide, little sprite faces, gossamer… and the last part starting with “When you go.” I’m going to guess the freed spirit has crossed a barrier to either death or Nirvana. Either way, the final words ring true. Well done, Lana. BRAVO!! 🙂

  4. This is so very beautiful, Lana! Serene and hopeful, set but also uplifting – a very fine fabricated poem with carefully intertwined emotions, thoughts and images. I just love it! 😄💜

      • I think it is very important to write about death. Our modern society tends to look over it too much, like, if we don´t acknowledge its presence it can´t possibly happen, right? I think that´s really stupid. I like how the Mexicans deal with it, making such a party, depict skeletons etc. on All Saints 🙂

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