She Remembers


Caught up in a cosmic ray of hope
Her mind wanders to music of another time
Sweetness of his breath upon her neck
Embraced and adored with his love sublime

His attention was all for her, a beauty and a prize
Wild fiery passion built ,but lingers in a place of nevermore
Dancing to a melody they both heard in gloaming starlight
Marriage ,then a child, life, such as it is, now a burden and a bore.

She struggles with those demons that stole his love away.
And dreams of romantic places that might rekindle anew his fires
Reality closes the velvet curtain with cries from another room
She holds her child close , while he searches to fulfill his desires.

She busies  herself with many mundane chores of the day 
So much for her to do, but she'll bake his favorite pies
The sun grows  dim in long shadows now, waiting for his return
He'll be late, she rocks the child to sleep, softly as she cries.

Her dreams of love dissipate like clouds swirl in her coffee
While creaking  of her old worn rocker plays a haunting tune,
Listens for his step in hopes he'll bring his love home again
But his clothes smell of a woman's scent,her hopes dashed into ruin.

Daylight brings her back again to prayer for a better day
The dreams she had, ripped and torn, now desperate she seeks to mend.
Hope is her only treasure left, old songs fills her lonely thoughts
She remembers love in other times ; while he plans for it to end
His desire is in his own delight, whatever he wants he'll get
He doesn't even remember her when she was the apple of his eyes
His new lover is a better prize; he's in with a whirlwind of romance
The illusion that this will be better, while the old creaking rocker cries

While she prays, with hope and dreams as the light grows dim again,
The cycle begins anew, his house built on sinking sand and lascivious lies
Her hopes and dreams are tattered as she bakes and cooks for him
She sits to hold her crying child as the sun sets in her heart and eyes

But she remembers.......

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ashes_twisted's picture


I read this the other day, 

and couldn't comment because you left me speechless with your lines, 

but all I CAN say, is that this one is, by far, my favorite by you. 

"We are, Each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." -Luciano De Crescenzo

Sassylass's picture


you are so kind to say that in your loving comment response. I'm sure it touches women's hearts. I wrote it for all of us women!

thanks, hugs,


Poetry is passion,imagination & soul mixing together....



Nocnitsa's picture

quid pro quo...

quid pro quo... Introspective. Intimate. Insightful. Private?

"I have become a second generation cosmic being, I am conceived in the womb of nature, in my own mind... In the womb of the universe."

Sassylass's picture

not now

private,but an issue for many.

thanks,my friend!

I appreciate your visit and comments!



Poetry is passion,imagination & soul mixing together....



Morningglory's picture

Nice piece of work, Koko. I

Nice piece of work, Koko. I really admire your work. Always so well written. 

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