July 20, 2013

I Remember You

by Jesus Andrade (author's profile)


I Remember You

Layers and layers of years fell upon my head
Whitening my now thin hair
My face follows its path paling away.
As the paint on my wheel-chair chips slowly
I saw the plain grasses turn to ash
Only to spring again to house mice and fauna
I wonder now as I lay
If my Creator will allow me to spring forth again
A wild flower
A tulip
A rose
A human-being
A new spirit no less
My feet are cold, haven't walked in days
Maybe weeks
I just rock back and forth, my hands blindly searching for
Hair, ears, smiles, I hear their giggles
The giggles of the fourth generation, gentle creations
Creations of mine who won't listen
Creations of mine who call me blind
But who are only leading each other into the pit.

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CJP Posted 9 years, 2 months ago. ✓ Mailed 9 years, 2 months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.

ESLER Posted 8 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years, 9 months ago   Favorite
I just made a few edits to take your poem back to what (I think) you intended. Great job, Jesus!

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