Saturday, April 12, 2008

inspire me thursday promt: envelope

the letter

tucked neatly away in an
envelope not to be found
for years, is a question
that could have changed
a lifetime of choices.
a letter full of one heart's
longing to be forever.
a chance to share each
other in ways no one
could understand. then,
found one day many
moons later in the attic.
longing to be read,
yellowed with age,
and just the slightest
scent of you. a simple
request, unspoken
to the rest. but forever
in the envelope it was;
sealed with one heart's


anthonynorth said...

How lives can be changed by lost post. You'd have thought people would send reminders.
Nicely put.

Sherry/Cherie said...

Glad you took the challenge Leigh..this is lovely. Envelopes can hold so many things..including dreams that faded away.

Scot said...

nice poem

Patricia Mosca said...

This touches me so much...deeply to my core...I understand this poem...WONDERFUL...Thank you for sharing...

Greyscale Territory said...

There is something so hollow, yet lingering about an envelope without a letter inside.

Hauntingly beautiful.


Michelle Johnson said...

I just finished watching The Memory Keeper's Daughter and this fits that story well. So many lives were changed in the end because of pictures/ letters being found. If you haven't seen this movie I highly recommend it. Nice job on your poem. Have a nice weekend.

Leigh Lear said...

michelle, i haven't seen the movie, but read the book, if you haven't read the book you should totally read it, very good.

Crafty Green Poet said...

sad story, nice poem