Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

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A Window Of Time


Looking through a window
where time had stopped
I see my mother calling

Calling for me
to see where I had been
I see myself run to her
I feel a sense of shock

I shout for them
to look at the window

I see their disbelief
as they look right at me
Then they disappear
right in front of me

Right up until her death
My mother would always talk
of a ghost at the window
that looked just like me

Submitted: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Edited: Friday, December 30, 2011

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  • Freshman - 1,536 Points Lyn Paul (8/5/2014 8:52:00 PM)

    Great write with such a suited title and interesting comments. Thank You Dave (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 709 Points Ken E Hall (9/6/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    A moment in time frozen in the mind with a window enveloping the memories of mother linking a powerful ending very original and moving...regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 709 Points Jodie Hardy (9/5/2013 2:46:00 PM)

    Wonderful how you managed to bring time round in a circle, ending where it began. Lovely to read x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 370 Points Noreen Carden (9/4/2013 2:24:00 AM)

    Hello Dave this is a wonderful poem i have been reading your poems and enjoying them very much
    you write about what you observe some of your poems are heart rending
    Thank you for reading my poem and your kind words (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,081 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/30/2013 6:54:00 AM)

    A touching poem indeed. Its very true, especially when they feel it...Loved reading it...

    Please do read my poem Happy Learning Dear! , when you are free...thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,792 Points Savita Tyagi (8/5/2013 9:32:00 AM)

    A really beautiful poem about mother and child relationship that time alters. I am really touched with sentiments of this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,155 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (8/5/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    I think it happens to all elderly people due to dementia that they see somebody is watching them, somebody passing by the closed window, somebody lying on the top of the loft. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,874 Points Heather Wilkins (6/23/2013 9:16:00 PM)

    looking in the window of time we return to our yesterdays. when life was simple and sweet. nice write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 138 Points Sharon Smith (6/4/2012 12:01:00 PM)

    There is a poem that I wrote just like this experience. It may interest you as the ending tells the meaning. It is called..'In the Twinkle of an Eye'.
    The poems you are writing are becoming more spiritual in content since the first Time I read one. Am enjoying reading them even moreso! ! Thankyou for sharing.

    Regards...Sharon. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 411 Points Smoky Hoss (3/17/2012 2:43:00 PM)

    I really like this one Dave, my mind spins within the picture you have here so well presented. Very good! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 76 Points Danny Draper (2/29/2012 2:10:00 AM)

    Dave, this is a fine reflective poem I will now keenly read 2 and 3 as well. It is interesting the reflective influence our parents and our childhoods have on us. (Report) Reply

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