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Below is the poem entitled Remains... which was written by poet Jo Hayton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The sun blazed through my window 
This morning
At about a quarter to seven

I awoke from my memories
Of the night before
Somewhere between heaven and heaven

Sleepy eyed
I find our daughter
Still fast asleep and doing just fine

I take this chance
To venture into the living room
Where I find your glass nestled next to mine

It has been idling over night
What it should do

But like our lives
It waits patiently for the next time
So is the love between me and you

Reminders of you
Lay scattered
Trying to hold on to everything gone past

I echoe their feelings
And delay tidying up
Wanting everything to last

I want them to stay there
I want your presence to busy itself
In our lives for as long as time will buy

I wonder if it is just me
And my inability
To wave last night goodbye

So I rest amongst them
With my fresh morning coffee
Bringing my sleepy eyes to a careful view

Looking around and at myself
There isn't apart of me
That's not there with you...

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  1. Date: 4/11/2009 3:25:00 PM
    Very compelling poem, Jo! Waking up and seeing the glass from the night before..."Wanting everything to last." Excellent writing! Love, Carolyn