Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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PRETTY BUTTON

alone
fashioned for me -
fits so well

when dear old hubby
packed his bags to chase rainbows
i became moon glow

Our children grown
deign to clutter spaces theirs -
bird songs woo me

punctuated by
the grand baby's visit -
my alone-ness

today is adorned
pretty -
a button on my blouse

--gillena cox



Revisit
left alone...
...am alone
home alone...


i am blog hopping today at Poetry Jam the prompt is "alone"

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34 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

Actually this is, I think, my favorite poem of yours that I have read. And truly there are times that 'alone' fits very well. Though I like the entire poem, the last stanza with its intricate wording is my favorite.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Mary

much love...

11:42 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

we need those moments of alone time...i miss my wife during them...but i think they give us room to grow and pursue things we would not in order to benefit the other person...

11:48 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Brian

much love...

11:52 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

A very nice set, Gillena

11:58 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

this alone time creates a special space for one, so necessary in life. the beautiful poem is tinged with a bit of sadness though..lovely write Gillena..

11:59 AM  
Blogger Donna Smith said...

Nice to have the alone-ness punctuated with beauty. Nice reading, this.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is my fave of the responses, Gillena. Especially love "when dear old hubby packed his bags to chase rainbows, I became moonglow." I love "bird songs woo me." I think I wrote on somewhat similar lines. Your poem truly resonates for me. Something about making lemonade, hee hee.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

:Thanks Bill

much love...

1:36 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

much love...

1:37 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Donna

much love...

1:38 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...


◕‿◕。) Glad you dropped in Sherry


Much Love…

1:39 PM  
Blogger alan1704 said...

Sad but powerful, cutting and loving, so many emotions in this and so many tears and smiles. Excellent.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

A beautiful and moving poem, Gillena! I like how you say so much in a few words.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Lovely poem--sad but hopeful and feels very true.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Nicholas V said...

What a lovely poem. When our partner leaves us, it may not be all tears and loneliness ahead, but rather a liberation and a sense of being abel at long last to rejoice in one's solitude.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Alan

Much love...

7:48 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Gabriella, happy you stopped by

Much love...

7:49 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Peggy

Much love...

7:50 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Nicholas

Much love...

7:51 PM  
Blogger artbyrae said...

today is adorned

Today is always a special time for soon it will be yesterday

12:08 AM  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

A layered and nuanced piece.

12:22 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rae for dropping in

Much love...

5:27 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Wendy

Much love...

5:28 AM  
OpenID umangawasthi said...

That's a creative take on the prompt, showing the sadness and hope all together.

7:07 AM  
Blogger mrs-minerva said...

I really enjoyed reading this poem, Gillena! Indeed, sometimes - most of the time actually - alone fits. The last stanza is my favourite, but I liked the whole poem. It's lovely!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

I wish upon you, dear Gillena, a Gold Button...sad, you rise and make colours x

9:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Lorraine

much love...

11:54 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

... then, there is the gift of the grandchid, another button sewn well to life's cloth. _m

2:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Buttons - I remember with fondness Mom's button box. It held so much fascination for me. Wonderful words to go along with these buttons and their only company is other buttons.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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4:02 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Magyar thanks for dropping in

much love...

11:31 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Michelle

much love...

1:56 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Jerry

much love...

1:59 PM  

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