Read Poem: SOFTLY FADING, by Lindsey Coulson

Protected
wrapped
in a warm cocoon of love
by a lifelong lover
time spent delivering on
his marriage pledge
to love in sickness and in health
a love surrendered
full of kindness and respect
I am humbled by his love for you

new memories disappear
old memories beam bright
a repertoire of old tunes sung
echoes of past lives
and distant voices
time plays tricks
words slip out of reach
friendships fade from view
buried deep in sacred ground

you forget immediately
the things that we discuss
thoughts tumbling out of grasp

truths obscured
I walk on eggshells,
dance around subjects

my inner child cries out
come back to me
I swallow unfinished conversations
I gulp back tears

there are moments
fleeting glances
when we catch each others eye
recognition of
roles reversed
shadows of the past appear
you glimpse your mother
in the blink of an eye
life changes
life softly fading

by Lindsey Coulson.

GENRE: Love, Family.

Author: poetryfest

Submit your Poetry to the Festival. Three Options: 1) To post. 2) To have performed by an actor 3) To be made into a film.

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