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wandering among crowds


I crossed the road and took the room
there were nights when I didn't sleep
it was the wrong time of year
I had had very few words of encouragement
by early evening I could only hope that it wouldn't always be like this

it was the first time in months we'd had time to chat
but as the day went on it became apparent
I'd made my feelings very clear
and increasingly I felt the loneliness
at the end of the phone call I asked her if she was all right

wandering among crowds was always awkward for her
only a fortnight ago
the night before I left home
children and woman were milling in the street
and it took her about half an hour to leave
we just stayed there
sat in a field
didn't do anything

she knew that she should be suspicious
already it felt very different
back in our room
she stared out of the window at the full moon
she had to learn that she couldn't control everything
but there was little time to consider what would happen

it had been a tough morning
the next morning was no better
for the first time I really hit a low
and it rekindled memories from my childhood
I hadn't felt that happy for a long time

it was out of nowhere the red car slammed down on the road
all I can remember was a bang
almost immediately I heard the siren
if I hadn't left her
none of these people would be here
she would have hated the crowds

walking away from the crash
I stopped in the rain
and it took me about half an hour to leave
I just stayed there
sat in a field
didn't do anything
that unfortunate girl had made a deeper impression on me than anyone






 







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