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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pillow Talk

image courtesy of Theme Thursday
I'm here for you at the end of each day
On my soft breast you wearily lay
I cradle you gently as you drift to sleep
You whisper your secrets that I vow to keep.

When you are lonely, I mop up your tears
When ghosts come to haunt you, I hold back the fears
When you are angry and punch with your fist
I just absorb what I cannot resist.

I'm soft at my hardest, down right to my core
I know only to yield and can give you no more.

submitted for Thursday Think Tank #55 at  Poets United
and for Theme Thursday, Soft

16 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Nicely done, Lola.

Brian Miller said...

nice bit of pillow talk...sounds like you are willing to give it all...esp like those last two lines...

Ella said...

I love it; so creative and well done~ The pace, the sing song lyrical way, you wove it! It makes me smile as I am now craving my pillow :D

Cynthia M said...

I can really feel that resignation...good write

Isabel Doyle said...

a wonderful tribute to an oft-forgotten friend

Rinkly Rimes said...

I wrote a poem deriding pillows the other day! Now I wish I hadn't!

Susannah said...

Wonderful, I love it (and now I am considering going to thank my pillow.) :-)

madhumakhi said...

Sad truth about a pillow. It comforts us only by yielding to us. It has nothing of its own except its softness to offer.

darev2005 said...

Nothing is so soft and yielding, yet so hard and resolute.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Lolamouse,

I absolutely love this.
The pillow is the most important place of thought!

Best Thoughts.......
Eileen

bttrflyscar said...

this is fantastic!

thingy said...

Oh, what a fabulous write! Love it.

M. A. S. said...

I'd be a bit of a liar if I said I wasn't expecting something a bit different. But I like how you refrained from taking the poem... there. And I really like the last line. Oh, and I still am not quite done with my classroom, and another teacher's. Interesting story.

gsb3 said...

Wonderful sketch of all the ways a pillow is there for us. A very underappreciated person!

beccagivens said...

Love this take on the prompt ... we spend a lot of time with our pillows ... they are supportive in our nights, sometimes our days and when we are ill ... and can contribute to a fun fight!! great job!! :D

Dave King said...

Like it !