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Her Immortal Sadness

There is no drama in a robot’s day
Often, saw her through an open doorway,
practical and driven, and pre-programmed,
Simply staring, in  a shaft of filtered
sunlight – robotic and never choosing
her haloed hair and, sometimes anything-
including, how to walk or her expressions,
so often, I caught, a whiff of bourbon
We lose surprise in the predictable;
a bunch of red plastic roses on a
round table.  Always, I imagined that
she choked back tears but never saw them, and
she never moved position. We press the
buttons and  duties execute themselves
Was that a glimpse I caught of her immortal
sadness ? Mechanical, dependable-
a sodden handkerchief, wrung in tribute
to  a vanished, unforgettable love.
For Broken Wings – I Form
Iambic Pentameter

Copyright © Suzanne Delaney | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 2/22/2017 3:23:00 AM

    A deep write, Suz. Love the ending lines. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
  1. Date: 2/19/2017 6:59:00 PM

    Suz, your writing is so eloquent here. Reminded me a bit of the STepford wives. Great way to do the theme, lady!! SEVEN
  1. Date: 2/19/2017 5:29:00 PM

    very interesting take with a poem that captures the routine that love can become...good luck
  1. Date: 2/19/2017 12:42:00 PM

    What a great take on the contest. I will congratulate you in advance.
  1. Date: 2/19/2017 12:17:00 PM

    What a sad life to lead! Where is the joy of free movement, thought and expression? ~ So pleased to see your muse in action, Suz :) #7 Warm regards // paul
  1. Date: 2/19/2017 10:11:00 AM

    Sometimes I get "caught" in automatic behavior, then something will come along and jerk me to reality. Loved your writing about it.
  1. Date: 2/19/2017 8:24:00 AM

    ohh, the automatic rudiments of life and love when they become monotonous like preset responses... a deep write in a rhyme so fluid, suZ... lovely!..huggs