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IF ONLY I COULD CATCH THE SUN, ever so softly

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IF ONLY I COULD CATCH THE SUN, ever so softly


I try to ignore the squirming Hyde within 
And, with effort still,
I raise myself for the last traces 
of sunshine and fun.
What was left of the day, I savor for me. 
As the withering leaves of silence
have perfected the petals of stillness,
A quietude.
Such absence of sound
Never a serenity to the mind.
Disturbing solitude haunts.
Loneliness seems vivid as reality speaks 
Even the poignant sadness never parts
Solitary confinement paints an art.

Like the spectator in a thousand theatre plays,
 I achingly wait for the final curtains to part.
Then, as always expected -  
Left were the 
    dancing curtains 
       together with the late sunset wind. 
Tiny golden flecks 
   imprinting on the soft white 
        laces and trims.
Catching shadow images 
    of the last rays of brilliance, 
         blending slowly in yellow embers,
              forming orange coals, 
                   turning into sunkissed glow 
                         of a sad goodbye. 
Then,
    ever so softly fading
           into dullness and cloudless cold. 


And as the night falls, 
its shadowy self dances 
against the moonlit music of silence.
I listen and search still 
   for what is left. 
No traces of the sun 
whose magnificence and radiance 
had touched the leaves of laughter 
during my daytime slumbering; children frolicking, 
    early had the mind sensing. 
And, gone astray were the seeds of kindness 
    the day had grown.
It seemed they were sown 
    by someone I wish I had known. 


If only I could frolic 
    where little lads had been early today - 
        in the meadows, 
           by the pond, 
              along the shores, 
                  around friendly trees and smiling flowers, 
                       with the meadowlarks and chirpy games, 
                               I’d give away anything.
Basking in the sun on such a lemony day, 
someone sulks to find it's an emotional burn. 


If only I could catch the loveliness of the sun, 
I'd give away anything. 
ANYTHING. 
Just for something this grand. 


The mind wills but the heart groans. 
A moment of joy and laughter, so fleeting.
Forgot me, gave away the troubles. 
Today could be A DAY,
If only, ever so softly,  I could catch the sun.


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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:55:00 AM
    May the rays of the sun splay strong on your morning and go gentle into your good night, I will give you a 7 heaven's number, for angels deserve that much, hugs from my heart to yours xxx

    Meyer Avatar Wendy Meyer
    Date: 11/28/2013 1:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi dearest Rose! I was out of touch lately, but really a heartfelt thanks for your poetic kindness for this one. I seem to be out and gone once in awhile from soup, but I adore your work and everyone else's that meant well for the soul. Thank you so much for inspiring my poetic journey. ~~~ Warm hugs and love from a friend, Wendy
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 7:18:00 AM
    - This is a really beautiful poem, Wendy !!!! - ..... I could read it as a song. :)) - Have a fine Sunday - xoxo // Anne-Lise :)

    Meyer Avatar Wendy Meyer
    Date: 10/20/2013 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my friend Anne ^_^ .. Same for you, have a reflective Sunday....you possess a unique thinking and boundless imagination with every literary piece you pen...bless your writing always -- forever friend, wendy