A Somber New Year’s Eve (poem by me)

I stare out the window pane on New Year’s Eve
into the blackness of night, interrupted
by the burst of crimson light from a bottle rocket
and the hoots of horns and bangs of pans,
Slurred songs carry muffled merriment  my way,
Yet it only makes my heart pang even more.

My Lover has not returned or sent word,
His promise sustains my heart with hope,
This wretched blackness will fade to light
like a drenched watercolor bleeding paint,
But for tonight, I will close the shades,
And sob louder than the world’s clamor.

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From My Deathbed (poem by me)

I want to go to the time store and buy more
Another year another day to
Enjoy simple things I didn’t make time for.

I would sit on the beach and watch the shore
Go to a still lake and fish from a canoe
I want to go to the time store and buy more.

I want to keep every promise I ever swore
Bake fresh bread to dip in cheese fondue
Enjoy simple things I didn’t make time for.

I want to tell my kids all the family lore
Adopt kittens and listen to their mew
I want to go to the time store and buy more.

I want to paint a rainbow using every color
Mix and invent new ones with a unique hue
Enjoy simple things I didn’t make time for.

With bent knees, I’d pray on the floor
Praise God for little things like morning dew
I want to go to the time store and buy more
Enjoy simple things I didn’t make time for.

© 2015 Kim Bond

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