He Asked Me to Write a Poem

Here’s the poem for Day 21:

He Asked Me to Write a Poem

He asked me to write a poem about him
as if though writing poems were the key to
fulfilling dreams. He thought I’d somehow
be able to do what fate couldn’t do. No line
of poetry can re-write history so no matter
how many poems I write, there’s no way to
resuscitate a person who doesn’t want to live.
Skeletons and ghostly apparitions stalk our dreams
and waking life too. That’s why I know poetry
will never revive what we two once had. But he
asked me to write a poem, something to soften
the edges of our jagged past. And since misery
loves company, I happily wrote this poem
in remembrance of a love that will never ever be…

Peace & Love,


About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalind-Guy/e/B00BGH5F88/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1432491754&sr=8-1.
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