now

 

waves emanate from colin

he would

not appreciate my choice of words

 

waves of love worry peace

ability

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 

parmesan

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

 

 

 

 

 





Poetry by one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
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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.
2018-07-15


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 :)
2018-07-07



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.
2018-07-03


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 :>)
2018-07-01