waves emanate from colin

he would

not appreciate my choice of words


waves of love worry peace


though calm is what he chooses


the world to see   a decade ago

at seventeen

he and georgeann   sixteen   married secretly 


her parents learned of the marriage

which was annulled 

the baby aborted   outward appearances


aside   he has come to terms   he is

in the present




this is the poem i was going

to write

many many times


tell colin's story   the why of him

a least 

a little of the why


now i am having eggplant 


at pappo's    listening to fireworks


thinking he wouldn't like it   he

told me

in confidence   why


would i do this   it

isn't art






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Written on 2018-07-01 at 05:07

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antoniya katelieva-wood The PoetBay support member heart!
You give us the story of Colin which on the beginning were very sad, but with nice ending. Colin story is similar to mine own but mine ended with sadness. Beautiful work Jim well done boy, hugs Ann Wood.

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Colin's poem has a sad beginning, but I am glad he has come to terms with these things. I really like the last two lines. It is good to give a poem a kicker ending :)

This makes me curious to learn more about Colin. The familiar worrying after someone with a bit of distance now is poignant. Relating all the things you do to what that person would think of it. This is super relatable but also unique. Thank you for sharing this.

Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Greetings, otp,

We have missed your writing style. We remember colin, although we might have to visit your page to catch up with what he has been about during the last year or so. That would help us to fully appreciate his story, perhaps.

That said, we do feel this poem works well as a standalone piece, as we feel very drawn in by the details of the secret marriage and the abortion, which makes us sad. We're also drawn in by the eggplant and parmesan; we like little touches like that. And the final lines hold plenty of intrigue for the insights they provide into colin's character.

All Good Things,
Coo & Co :>)