Only Yesterday

Only yesterday
You were here in my arms.
Less than twenty four hours ago,
Now you are gone.

How I wish I could turn back the clock,
Swallow those words
Instead of voicing them out loud,
Was it really
Only yesterday?

The night was long and cold,
I was alone, remembering
Your heartbeat and your warmth,
But then
You were here in my arms.

Gone from my life forever
The future is bleak and empty,
Endless days for one moment
That occurred
Less than twenty four hours ago.

Give me back yesterday.
Silence these careless lips,
Forgive me and make me whole again,
But it’s too late:
Now you are gone.

The image below is from Pixabay.
For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a man staring pensively out of a round window.

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge April 19th 2021

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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 Only Yesterday

  1. Sadje says:

    Such a heartbreaking poem.

  2. Aww, thats so sad and beautiful. Fits the prompt perfectly too. Well done.

  3. Those words grab you and make you pay attention.

  4. Fandango says:

    Your poem is a perfect reflection of the sadness in his gaze. Well done, Di.

  5. Betul Erbasi says:

    Heartbreakingly beautiful

  6. murisopsis says:

    The poignancy of this poem is not lost on me – it did bring tears to my eyes.

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