The Hidden Ones

Behind smiles

a laugh

a quiet hello

they hide

 

Never too far

or too close

always there

they hide

 

Saying yes

standing strong

careful and calm

they hide

 

They never want to disappoint

saying yes, quietly smiling

but sometimes they need a hand to hold

to carry them from where they hide

 

*****

 

Just a quick little mind splatter for you there, long time I know, but I’m back – sort of. I hope you enjoyed it, and maybe even took something from it. See you after the next one. 

Like Nothing Changed

We spoke of life,

I laughed with you,

You smiled up to me,

And like nothing changed, I left

 

We shared the hook,

Your chest rose and fell,

I smiled down to you,

And like nothing changed, I left

 

We held hands,

I heard you breathing,

You asked for him,

And like nothing changed, I left

 

I sat beside you,

I held it all in,

You couldn’t find comfort,

And like nothing changed, I left

 

They delivered the news,

I screamed for the first time,

You lay waiting for us,

And like nothing changed, I left

 

I held your hand,

You were sleeping,

You were only sleeping,

And like nothing changed, I left

 

I stood above you,

You were at peace,

I wouldn’t let you stop sleeping,

And like nothing changed, I left

 

She held my hand,

You took his as I spoke,

You were no longer sleeping,

And like nothing changed, I left