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! 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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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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