Poetry Challenge: Weekend Writing Prompt #31 – Nostalgia

I’ve opted for just the Poetry Challenge here –
Write a poem up to 15 lines long that has a rhyming pattern of ABAB and is inspired by feelings of nostalgia.

You can find details of more of them here!

I remember you sitting in this chair
Every day for what seemed eternity,
The sunlight catching your snow-white hair,
I felt you slipping away from me.
Your body here, your mind elsewhere,
I wonder where in time you’ll be.
Happiness surrounds you there
I see you smile at a memory,
I hold your hand to show I care,
Hoping you see what I see.
Shadows linger, hearts laid bare,
Acceptance of what will be will be.
So many things we still can share
When your thoughts filter back to me,
I’ll be sitting here in your chair.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Poetry Challenge: Weekend Writing Prompt #31 – Nostalgia

  1. Sentimental, and really sweet. Such a nice piece, Di.

  2. weejars says:

    Really well done!

  3. Beautiful and poignant 🙂

  4. I like this one a lot. Melancholic but upbeat too!! Well done

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Yes Di, you have been there and you tell it so well. Beautiful 🌹💜

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