October 24, 2011

the pillow

the pillow no longer smells like her
but i hold it anyway
tightly
trying to remember how it felt
when she loved me

i try to remember the scent of her hair
and the feel of her body
i try to remember a time when
she was happy
i try to remember the sound of her laughter
and the way her eyes would dance with mine

during the day
i try and stay strong
i try to be a rock for my family
but late at night
when the world is asleep
i hold her pillow
tightly
and try to remember


copyright © 2011 Kevin Routh

5 comments:

  1. It made me feel so sad. Lovely images and ideas.

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  2. visual and heartfelt,
    well done,

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  3. Oh, I remember such a time ... you captured well the bleak moment of lost love.

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  4. So sad...yet so beautiful a feeling...

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  5. Full of emotion; simple yet profound imagery. Truly feel the longing sadness. Been blessed by your writings.

    AfterTim

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