poetry critical

online poetry workshop



For Tommy
unknown

How do you thank a lucky star
 1
for sending you what
 2
thought you'd never find?
 3
 
 
Where do you send a note of thanks
 4
when you've never believed there
 5
was anyone to send it to?
 6
 
 
No one to hear about your griefs
 7
or your joys but a big empty sky
 8
on a glittering black background?
 9
 
 
I'll thank the sky for holding
 10
out until I knew when I should
 11
reach for it.
 12
 
 
I'll thank the earth for holding
 13
me up so I didn't fall when
 14
I thought I'd never find it.
 15
 
 
I'll thank the trees for sheltering
 16
me from the waiting.
 17
 
 
I'll thank the water for listening
 18
to my silent, whispered prayers
 19
to myself.
 20
 
 
I'll thank you for being here
 21
With me.
 22
And trust that the universe understands.
 23
 
 
I love you.
 24
02/14/2008
 25

14 Feb 08


(define the words in this poem)

(1 user considers this poem a favorite)



Add A Comment:
Enter the following text to post as unknown: captcha

Comments:

Dear Tommy

thanks for the mammaries

Pamela
 — chuckle_s

0.18s