Wednesday, June 25, 2014

1462


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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"

34 comments:

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.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Mary

much love...

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...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Brian

much love...

Bill said...

A very nice set, Gillena

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..

Donna Smith said...

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

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.

Gillena Cox said...

:Thanks Bill

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Donna

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Gillena Cox said...


◕‿◕。) Glad you dropped in Sherry


Much Love…

alan1704 said...

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

Gabriella said...

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

Peggy said...

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

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.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Alan

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Gabriella, happy you stopped by

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Peggy

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Nicholas

Much love...

artbyrae said...

today is adorned

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

Wendy Bourke said...

A layered and nuanced piece.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rae for dropping in

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Wendy

Much love...

Anonymous said...

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

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!

Lorraine Renaud said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Lorraine

much love...

Magyar said...

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

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.

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Gillena Cox said...

Magyar thanks for dropping in

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Michelle

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Jerry

much love...