Friday, April 20, 2007

Family Reunion

His thoughts,
unlike a covey of shot at quail,
will never reunite
under the bramble of wintry hair.

He spends hours
talking to whiney ghosts
hiding under the rockers of his chair,

and often goes to visit
the only child of his parents,
like a brother he never had.

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jel said...

nice! :)

have a great weekend

sage said...

Powerful, but sad.

I like the image of shot at quail unable to reunite (maybe they do reunite, but never as the whole)

gautami tripathy said...

Living with solitude..

floots said...

powerful suff pat
well done
i too loved that quail image
thank you

Janice Thomson said...

Wow Pat..excellent imagery!

polona said...

solitude personified...
definitely a WOW!

Don Iannone said...

Very nice images conjured up by this one. Enjoy!

daisies said...

powerful and thoughtful ..

enjoy your weekend :)

Lainey said...

somethings just aren't fair from our 'lucid' perspective, but who are we to say the other reality isn't sweeter and more fulfilling than ours? At least that is what I have to believe.

beautiful, haunting, sad

Bill said...

Real pathos here, Pat.

Masago said...


firebird said...

This is chilling, touching, simple, deep, happy, sad, and awe-inspiring --
all at the same time!
I love the last stanza!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

beauty in loneliness

trinitystar said...

powerful ... longing.

Nancy said...

this one is so powerful and deep.

dsnake1 said...

i like the images you painted here, lonely & sad.

Amara said...

great writer u are glad i came by

tongue in cheek said...

very strong
and moving
I wish that little boy had a warm lap to climb onto on that rocker.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Age, at a certain point, seems to be a benefitless chore. Great job on this one. Firebird has said it rightly, you combine a lot of perspectives in a few words.

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks Janice!! too short, but I did.

Thanks Sage!! Maybe they're united in a way we can't understand. Being old and having your mind unravel is a sad thing.

Thanks Gautami!!

Thanks Floots!! I feel like my thoughts are that way sometimes. Scary.

I love WOW'S!! Thanks Janice!!

More WOW'S!! Thank you Polona!!

Thanks Don!!

Daisies, thank you!! I did, hope you did.

Lainey, I'm not anxious to get there and try, but you maybe right. Thank you!!

Dementia is sad. Thanks Bill!!

Thanks Vaughn!!

Vivian, WOW what a comment. Thank you!!

Thanks Andrew!!

Thanks Trinitystar!!

Thank you Nancy!!

Thanks Dsnake!!

Amara, I'm glad you did too. Thank you!!

Corey, he probably did almost a century ago. Thank you!!

Russell, it sure seems to be. Thanks!!