Saturday, January 21, 2006

Somewhere

somewhere

image from www.usps.com

Maybe letting go is hard to do.

A few days ago was my late wife's death anniversary. After a quiet moment with her at a temple, in the presence of the bodhisattva and arhats ,amid the sounds of chirping birds and distant traffic, the words just poured out.


Aw, maybe i'm getting old.


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somewhere


it's been twelve years
you should have been
re-incarnated
and
if you did
you would be
a child
by now

and if i walk past
you
somewhere
in a street
in Redhill
or Tampines
would i
still
recognise you?

and i will
if
you are clutching
a plush bear
&
hypnotised by flowers
then
if you look me
in the eyes
and i see the fire

i will know,
it's you


16.01.2006
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11 Comments:

Blogger Bluesky_Liz said...

This is very touching.

23 January, 2006 20:33  
Blogger floots said...

i
like you
will hold this thought
thank you

24 January, 2006 16:09  
Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

Ummm ... Don't know what to say. Peace to you, Dsnake1.

24 January, 2006 20:39  
Blogger sixteenbit said...

just to drop a line to you 'cause you have stalking the nightmare as one of your books. i've met harlan ellison...he's a bitter and angry old man. i managed to get myself called a "litterbug fuck" in front of the whole audience. you like philip k. dick, too, right?

24 January, 2006 23:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

liz,
thank you. :)

floots,
you are so kind. :)

gilbert,
don't know why i find it easier to write on sad things..

25 January, 2006 23:01  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi sixteenbit,
glad you dropped by.

you met harlan ellison
in person, that's great! I love "stalking the nightmare"

thanks for recommending philip k. dick, i have not read him yet. may pick up his books one day.

sci-fi is one of my favourite genre of stories. :)

25 January, 2006 23:11  
Blogger David E. Patton said...

This is realy a verry good poem. I like it a lot as it is well said. Good writing. I find it one of thouse poems that I say "I wish that I had writen that." Job well done.

02 February, 2006 00:30  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

david,
thank you,
you are a very good writer yourself. :)

02 February, 2006 16:35  
Blogger lAzy pAnda said...

i like the flow of the poem, simple yet touches deep within...

she left you with sweet memories; tat beats staying with u, creating sour experiences... ;)

08 February, 2006 14:10  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

panda,
"tat beats staying with u, creating sour experiences... ;)"

heheh!

11 February, 2006 15:46  
Blogger lAzy pAnda said...

oops suddenly realise how bad tat sounds... the "you" is generic hor... not shooting at u "personal" hehhehehe

13 February, 2006 04:21  

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