Abandoned

They found  her curled up  in the suitcase, childlike.

Peaceful  and  gently  beautiful all the pain gone.

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She  waited, empty  lean  years , her  suitcase  packed.

He  promised  he’d  come  for her,  he promised  he’d come  back.

At first  she lived  a  normal  life  going about  the  everyday  things

Yet  she  waited  and  hoped  and spurned  love  and the  joy  it  could bring.

 

The  days  were  not  too bad  but  the nights  took  their  toll.

She  yearned  for him  and the need  grew after dark . It  ate  her  soul.

Suitors took the  walk  to her  door  but  none  of  them  got  past  the start

None  ever  matched up  to  him , the  man  who  had stolen  her  heart.

 

She  died  an  old  maid, aunt  and  friend  to  many

Dreams  and  promises  broken. The  man  did not keep  any.

Lovers  she  could  of had, remembered  her  with a  smile

The  room and  the  suitcase  stand  testament to  her  love all the while ……..

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Art work   by kind  permission of   John Grant  from his  blog  Meticulous Mick 

 

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. socialbridge
    May 28, 2015 @ 10:10:38

    Great piece, Willow.
    I’m a great fan of John’s too.

    Reply

  2. Let's CUT the Crap!
    May 28, 2015 @ 10:34:02

    Terrific poem. What a story! My heart goes out to the woman spurned. ❤

    Reply

  3. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister
    May 28, 2015 @ 13:09:25

    What a story, Willow. I am drawn to her… xxx

    Reply

  4. Paul
    May 29, 2015 @ 06:44:11

    Whew, well done Willow.

    Reply

  5. meticulousmick
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 09:42:10

    Nice work Willow, I am glad the images inspired….MM 🍀

    Reply

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