Friday, April 20, 2012

Let’s Get Away for a While (Prompt: Let's)

Let’s get away for a while
wander back
to our genesis,
before we became
two ringmasters
in charge of a circus
where the animals have
outgrown their cages and
aren’t listening to reason.

Let’s just get away
and be like those couples
who meet for lunch
on these bright sunny days
when you are miles away,
as I envy their wide-eyed
mutual adoration.

Let’s remember who we were
when we met
and how grateful
and valued we made
each other feel,
how this love shined
so obviously
for all to see.

Let’s go back
to who we were
before those stupid,
disfiguring fights,
and those perfectly
rehearsed barbs
forever took
the stars
from our eyes.

This love
was never
somewhere else,

it was always
inside of us,

but now it's
covered with unpaid bills,
doctor appointments,
mounds of dirty laundry,
and perpetual servitude
to our children
and our parents.

It’s time
to shove
those distractions aside
and lift up
the hidden gold
that first
drew us together,

polish it up and
make it glow again.

It’s time.

5 comments:

  1. Ah, sweet, Mosk! It does feel like that sometimes, doesn't it? Love the images here -- our genesis, ringmasters, and especially, "polish it up and make it glow again." -- lovely! :-)

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  2. Oh, Mosk, THIS:
    "It’s time
    to shove
    those distractions aside
    and lift up
    the hidden gold
    that first
    drew us together,

    polish it up and
    make it glow again."

    YES. Every couple should declare this, regularly.
    Perfect.

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  3. Mosk, this is great! Every couple should read this poem.... Write your chapbook and make this the first poem!

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  4. Oh, sweet, sentimental, and perfect. Lovely love poem, one of your finest. ^_^

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  5. How is it you always seem to be writing about my life? We've never even met! Sheesh. Great poem.

    "...two ringmasters
    in charge of a circus
    where the animals have
    outgrown their cages and
    aren’t listening to reason"

    Do you have teenagers??

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