michael oliver

Rookie - 97 Points (13-4-1948 / swansea)

15th February 1997 - 15th February 2014


Winter casts remains - in February's chill
A shiver - tremors of dad's leaving
Assumpta est - bating his final delirium
Trapped reminiscent in a Palestrina Motet

all the moulding and the holding
His life of a certainty lived
A freedom captive in everyday duty
A world open - his world closed

At my looking and my asking
Our lives celebrant in this passage
Inspiration - my pencil - his final mask
Now - to each his own - breath

'Johnny' ' Johnny ' about the cliche critiques
A pictured field - real or lost
A drama - plays ownership - whose possession?
A call for a a final survival

' I will see you tomorrow - Goodbye '
A kiss - soon - his dead hand
Death warm - my words - unheard - unshared
In tomorrow with his forever presence

Submitted: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 14, 2014

Topic of this poem: nostalgia

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