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sunday & a poem

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 7:00 PM


our discourse ended
cut short by a synthesized voice
signaling the end. time never seems
to meander when we speak. it sprints.
running away from all the things we need
to say, as if it can only handle so much.

yesterday, the sun rose orange
and early and i pretended to wake you
kissing fingers to lips, whispering hello.
your early morning grunts overwhelm
my memory, filling me with a sense of longing

today is not starting out right.
you are not here. and you will not be
curled up inside me anytime soon.

(c) me. 2008
i spoke to beloved yesterday for the first time in a week. he is...ok, all things considered. still having issues with the COs, so it looks as though i will have to move further into advocate mode. i am learning so much about what it truly means to be committed. i never thought this would be my life. even joked with him that i'd totally NOT stick by his side had he ever found himself on the wrong side of a prison, but life changes. five years, and a son later, this is our life....FOR NOW. *sigh*

last night i went to a party for the first time in YEARS. when i say party, i don't mean a gathering of boho types listening to jazz & reciting love jones quotes (oh, you know what i'm talkin bout!), i mean a Divine 9, KAPsi frat party. back in the day, my sands and i were ALWAYS at the center of attention at these parties. we strolled deep, (innocently) flirting with frat and just having a good time. last night officially sealed it: i'm old LOL. i didn't even know HALF of the new sorors who were there, and the Nupes...they were way more energetic than i remembered. i had a good time though. i was still able to keep up with the Neos, learned a few new strolls, and enjoyed seeing people i haven't seen in years.

how was your weekend?

& don't forget to share your poems in the comments section. shout out to LoveBabz & Stephen Bess for posting poems for National Poetry month!

8 Response to 'sunday & a poem'

  1. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunday-poem.html?showComment=1207536720000#c5954713638765668370'> Sunday, April 06, 2008 7:52:00 PM

    Again, another breath-taking poem. Collect them and publish!

    I give you a lot of credit for going to a frat party. Girl, if I am at one, it certainly would be as a chaperone! Now I just OO-OOP and keep it moving. I CANNOT hang like that at 44!

    My weekend was nice. I bought new shoes...sandals. Finally something for me and they are HOT! Gotta Love TJ Maxx & More!

    Keep the faith Sister!


  2. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunday-poem.html?showComment=1207536720001#c6059064525018885395'> Sunday, April 06, 2008 7:52:00 PM

    And thanks for the shout out! You and Stephen are holding it down for all the poem lovers!


  3. pserendipity Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunday-poem.html?showComment=1207583940000#c5867935460132655298'> Monday, April 07, 2008 8:59:00 AM

    Well...I guess I'll de-lurk to say I just love your poems and the way you tell your story. Don't know how I found this blog, but I come often. So, today I'm just blog hoppin along and you made me reminisce on those old college days. Me and my line sisters hangin out with "da bruhs." Ah, that was the life!


  4. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunday-poem.html?showComment=1207610820000#c6885586086742175266'> Monday, April 07, 2008 4:27:00 PM

    Wow! This beautiful. Thanks for sharing, sis. Peace~

    Also, thanks for the shout. Lovebabz, it's still on so far. I'm holding on.


  5. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunday-poem.html?showComment=1207614360000#c5824330264650545536'> Monday, April 07, 2008 5:26:00 PM

    That was lovely, I feel ya. Even though my man is not as estranged as yours, but I have an inkling of how you feel. Mine is an over-the-road truck driver. He is usually home every other weekend but he sleeps half of it away.
    Keep the Faith!

    my weekend: rained out t-ball game, attended a 30+ wedding-party wedding of my friends daughter, stripped my son's room of all toys (trashed), tv, dvd's and games. he is grounded for 90 days (long story)
    back to work on monday, tired.

    btw, i posted a new poem today.


  6. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunday-poem.html?showComment=1207749660000#c2094892318013879017'> Wednesday, April 09, 2008 7:01:00 AM

    I love it! I've been back to read it twice now :)


  7. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunday-poem.html?showComment=1207766700000#c2770027472274290942'> Wednesday, April 09, 2008 11:45:00 AM

    u are a way better poet than me, i love the sympolism, especially of wrong not being there


  8. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/04/sunday-poem.html?showComment=1207775760000#c8748461416783620632'> Wednesday, April 09, 2008 2:16:00 PM

    lovebabz: thank you, sis. one day i will do just that. publish! and LOL@oo-ooping from the sidelines.

    pserendipity: thank you for coming out of lurk mode! lol. however you stumbled upon my blog, i'm so glad you're here. and sis, why does EVERYBODY love da bruz!

    bless thank you & you know i'm always giving you a shout!

    bernice thank you for your comments. being separated...for any amount of time SUCKS! i hope your son can earn his stuff back. and i'm SO glad mine is only 2! lol

    Xtina: you're such a STAN (lol), but i love you anyway.

    torrance: i wouldn't say better, just different. glad you enjoyed the read tho!