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

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wish You Were Here


 I carry you like my heart
I drink in your laughter
before my morning coffee
I wear your smile
as a cloak on rainy days
You are my own sun
No suitcase is big enough
to hold my love for you,
but as you were packing,
I slipped some in between 
your socks and shirts
to lighten your load.

17 comments:

Grandmother said...

Oh, won't babymouse be happy to find the hearts, to be reminded of the love. Lucky.

Hannah said...

"I wear your smile
as a cloak"

I love that and the ending in this is perfect...I like that the love is slipped in between the socks!! Great write Lola Mouse! Hugs about your daughter...gathered from your comment on Kerry's blog.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...you capture the feel of being a parent...the love nad hope...and how we get as much from them as they us...

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is an excellent angle on the prompt, written from the viewpoint of the one who remains behind when a loved one takes a trip away from home.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh that is so touching and beautiful and heart-prickling. She will likely have a few happy tears when she finds your love tucked away. I love "I carry you like my heart". Yes, that is what we do, with our daughters. Beautiful lolamouse!

Fireblossom said...

This is just absolutely sweet.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

Very nice! This inspires me to be a parent or father in my 70's. Tony Randall did it why can't I?

Have a wonderful 4th, mi amiga

Peggy said...

What a loving tribute! Love does indeed lighten the loads!

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh my gosh how precious! She will love it!

Mama Zen said...

This is so sweet!

LaTonya Baldwin said...

The in-between holds us one to the other. enjoyed.

Marian said...

oh my this must made me burst into tears!

Other Mary said...

Awwww - so sweet.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Definitely a girl after my own heart. Isn't slipping in those little notes and chocolate kisses (unless it was hot - the kisses would melt) the best part of motherhood? I still put funny little images, etc., in Riley's care packages, and she's 24!

Sweeter than a Dove Bar, and twice as good for the waistline! Amy

grapeling said...

smiles and sweetness :)

Maggie Grace said...

Sweet, loving gesture described in your words.

Mynx said...

beautiful :)