Poem: A Caring Listener – 03/01/20

 you listened as I rambled on and on
 perched atop that park bench like a little birdy, 
 your birdy,
 informing you of my days and ways.
  
 whiling our time away
 to you I would sing and talk –
 i wasn’t allowed to perch closer to you because:
 rules
 rules 
 ruled our days.
  
 in this environment we were in
 we could speak and laugh and socialise
 but never
 touch
 hug 
 or
 kiss.
  
 these were forbidden,
 but you were my protector, back then
 you committed, you listened. 
  
 you continued to be there,
 even when we drew nearer to wellness,
 a time when ordinarily 
 friendships and hearts would part
 we still retained a little of what we had melded.
  
 and though you’re far off
 living life as you wish it
 fulfilling dreaminess like you know is so deserving
 your little birdy is still here 
 with her tuneful song and smile
 i thank you for listening
 thanks for allowing me to stay awhile. 
 
 © 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
 All images signed “LMH” 
 are copyrighted 2019-2020 by Lauren M. Hancock 
 and all rights reserved. 

 Image by Kerstin Riemer from Pixabay

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