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A Simple Poem

I'll write a very simple poem for you,
No fancy words or intricate syntax.
No underlying hint or secret clue
I'll hide the pain, leave no tracks.

I'll dust the secret chambers in my soul,
Stack the sorrow in tidy little piles.
I'll fold the grief with utmost self control
Place them in properly labeled files.

I'll scrub the heartache off the walls,
Force the rusty windows open wide.
I'll squish the darkness that crawls,
Be brave and let some sun inside.

I won't disturb your eternal sleep with my pain,
Just remember my mouth, wide with laughter.
For now I walk barefoot in this eternal rain
Knowing that I lost you to the hereafter.

I'll write a simple poem for you
A simple tune, a little lullaby.
Rest easy in the morning dew...
As for me... somehow I'll get by.

Copyright © Heidie Buys | Year Posted 2011


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  1. Date: 4/12/2016 12:47:00 PM

    Heidie Buys, you've expressed yourself well, I enjoyed your poem. Love LINDA :)
  1. Date: 8/30/2015 2:48:00 PM

    HEIDIE, Great piece to read today, Well done ~SKAT~
  1. Date: 6/7/2012 11:49:00 AM

    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be truly exceptional Heidie. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 2/8/2012 10:09:00 AM

    ah; the creative mind. while she works with what the Creator has given her. john
  1. Date: 1/11/2012 9:12:00 AM

    Touching and sad, and heartbreakingly beautiful... from the heart.... very soul full.
  1. Date: 12/16/2011 12:25:00 PM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Heidie. Love and blessings, Carol
  1. Date: 9/21/2011 5:10:00 PM

    Very touching. Is it a memorial? First rate stuff, Heidi. Love, daver
  1. Date: 7/26/2011 11:56:00 AM

    Absolutely first rate, Heidie. Loved every line. Love, daver
  1. Date: 7/11/2011 5:24:00 AM

    So heartwrenchingly beautiful, Heidie. And, thank you for your kind comments on 'Frosted Panes'. Lainie
  1. Date: 7/6/2011 2:21:00 AM

    I've returned to read this amazing poem of loss...Beautiful and wonderfully imaginative, for all its sadness. Robert.
  1. Date: 6/30/2011 11:56:00 AM

    Impressive. Some amazing imagery used to good effect! A far from simple poem!
  1. Date: 6/29/2011 7:46:00 AM

    long time. it's the simple poems that make the good ones. john
  1. Date: 6/26/2011 3:34:00 PM

    Smile ~ "Precious, Gifted and Lovely Heidie Buys; 'My Girl!!!' ~ Smile ~ Its Good to Behold Your Wonderful and Profound Verse This 'Gorgeous Gift of A Day' ~ Tis Kind of Like Stepping Through Time Here At PoetrySoup When The World Was Still Innocent ~ Smile ~ And I Always Admired Your Verse and Your Character! ~ Well Written and Stirring Painting ~ And ~ Don't Forget to Wake Me, 'My Dear ~ Love, Always,'" John!:)
  1. Date: 6/26/2011 9:27:00 AM

    with all the pain and hurt you expressed, you ended the poem on the truth of all the things expressed.....very well said, Rich
  1. Date: 6/26/2011 8:59:00 AM

    this is so amazing... you have a lot of knowledge.. i would like to learn from you