Another place, another time

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For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a street scene of an old town in Europe.

Footsteps echo in a silent street,
Two souls destined never to meet,
Waiting patiently for her to come
Clock ticks away hours, one by one.
Nighttime smoulders to a hazy dawn
Defeat and sorrow in a heart forlorn.
Walking away, shoulders hunched,
Weary, tired, his confidence punched:
Not to know she had tried in vain
To reach him on the evening train:
A drunken fool stole the life from her,
Snuffed out her existence in a frenzied blur:
She watches from another plain
And wonders if they’ll find each other again.



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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17 Responses to Another place, another time

  1. Carol anne says:

    aww so sad! Beautiful though! X

  2. So sad. What a wonderful poem with a heavy heart.

  3. Sadje says:

    A beautiful story Di. Such a sad waste of life.

  4. Chris Hall says:

    Oh, I wasn’t expecting that, Di. Excellent. It really pulled me up with a jolt.

  5. Little does he know. I’d like to think they’ll meet again, but not just yet.

  6. murisopsis says:

    Oh. Nooooo. You have taken me on a poetical roller coaster ride again!!!

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