Photo Challenge #37 – “Bluff”

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Image credit: Yoshiyuki Iwase

I saw you fall

Your shame written large

Your once beautiful eyes dulled.

You withdrew

Shut down.

I understood.

Time heals pain

Your humiliation acute.

I know that feeling

It sticks between your ribs

Stabs no matter which way you move.

So you sit.

Opening your eyes

The supermarket is a buzz.

You stand naked

No where to hide

No one notices

Sweat beads as you awake.

We sat and held hands

Talked, discussed issues

Tears, shudders, doubt

Your arms wrapped tight

Look up I said

It’s the future, not the past.

Written for: http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/photo-challenge-37-bluff-december-2-2014/

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11 Responses to Photo Challenge #37 – “Bluff”

  1. It’s the future, not the past.
    Beautiful support. Beautiful words.

  2. Bastet says:

    A great poem Michael … beautifully stated … lucky lady to have a friend like you.

  3. I know that feeling

    It sticks between your ribs

    Stabs no matter which way you move.

    Powerful powerful lines, beautifully done Michael

  4. Lyn says:

    So much pain, yet so much encouragement in those words, Look up I said It’s the future, not the past.

  5. Positive conclusion. Strong words, empathetic words. Well done.

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