Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

After All These Years


Yellow sunshine sad
almost glad
almost...

I can feel you touching me
after all these years
I wonder how you are feeling now
I wonder where you are

Behind which star are you hiding
are we playing hide and seek

25 years ago gone, goodbye
Like a knife to my heart

But I bleed not-
long ago-
lost the last drop
a long time ago

Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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  • Rookie - 55 Points Yash Shinde (4/5/2014 1:02:00 PM)

    .truly poignant.........provoke emotions and feelings like nothing else..........bien (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 216 Points Patricia Northall (3/8/2014 12:22:00 PM)

    I think this poem is very poignant, and sad. It is beautifully written,
    with such feeling, and understanding.
    I see you have read my poems, so I thought I would click on to
    yours. Thank you so much
    Pat Northall (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (2/24/2014 4:56:00 PM)

    No love like a lost love Thomas. Speaking as a kindred spirit.
    This is a very poignant piece which sneaks in like a knife in the ribs.
    I had to catch my breath once or twice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points marvin brato (12/24/2013 6:46:00 PM)

    Love is formidable yet the heart can succumb to sorrow when broken! Time will heal the wound, must move on! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Dee Corpolongo (12/20/2013 10:18:00 PM)

    Another punch to the heart poem that feels all too familiar. But written in your usual excellent way. Bravo! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 850 Points Susan Lacovara (10/13/2013 5:52:00 PM)

    Beautiful...poignant and precisely effective. Bittersweet how our hearts store memories...love letters in our souls. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 850 Points Princess Lilypad (9/22/2013 4:12:00 AM)

    This poem has the capability to be interpreted in so many different ways. that's the golden mark of a true piece of art. I love this poem and I can apply it to much. thank you for this. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,879 Points Neela Nath (8/6/2013 9:13:00 PM)

    But I bleed not-
    long ago-
    lost the last drop
    a long time ago - - - -This should be the spirit! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,310 Points Patricia Grantham (6/27/2013 8:13:00 AM)

    Memories never really fade away. They
    remain in a special part of our mind. We
    only sometimes think about it when an
    event happens and it brings things past
    to present. Love is one of those events.
    A really good write this one is. We all can
    relate to this. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,011 Points Heather Wilkins (6/1/2013 6:44:00 PM)

    behind which star are you hiding are we playing hide and seek.? nice thought perfect ending to a nice write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (11/30/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    The last para' touches one's heart! -But I bleed not- long ago-lost the last dropp a long time ago-Wonderful poetic lines-Best wishes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 48 Points Diana Rosser (9/3/2012 12:35:00 PM)

    This I can feel....I have a....... after all these years.....too that comes back to haunt; but then is it not these... that connects us to the rest of humanity. If your at all interested, it is in a poem I wrote called 'Missing you'. (Report) Reply

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