Thursday, November 13, 2008

I thought I saw you

I thought I saw you the other day,
But I really wasn't sure.
A shadow in among the fray.
Passed by me in a blur.

I thought I saw you the other day.
I didn't know what to feel.
A billion shades of dappled grey,
As many ways to heal.

I thought I saw you the other day.
I guess you're doing fine,
'Cause most things just work out okay
If only in my mind.

I thought I saw you the other day.
Thought maybe I should speak,
But I didn't know what I should say.
Tired. Feeling weak.

I thought I saw you the other day.
A chance for me to grow.
But I turned and walked the other way
Preferring not to know.

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The above poem is apropos of nothing. It was inspired by Mama Kat over at Mama's Losin' It, whose writer's workshop for the week included a prompt to begin a post with the words "I thought I saw". So there ya go!

Head on over. Check out the writer's workshop prompts for the week. Read the many posts. Write one of your own and link up. Come on. You know you want to. It's fun.

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, turing a prompt into a poem......very clever!

silverdot said...

what a beautiful poem. made my day!

Sometimes Sophia said...

Excellent poem. You've really captured the anxiety and denial that go with that kind of hurt.

Carrie said...

Great poem. It seems like everyone has experienced those feelings at some point.

Shanda said...

Awesome poem! I've always been poetically challenged...you have inspired me to try again.

Dropping by via SITS...have a great Thursday!

Ashley said...

I love your poem! I wish I could write poetry!

Kelly said...

We have ALL been in that situation! But not many of us can put it in a poem, THANKS

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

You are SO good with stuff like that! I loved that poem...well done for sure!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Great poem!

Mama Wheaton said...

That was a wonderful poem, thank you for sharing.

georgie said...

That was awesome!!!!

Denise said...

Wow! GREAT poem! I can relate to those feelings at one point in my life!

Sam said...

what a lovely and moving poem. Makes you think doesn't it?

J Cosmo Newbery said...

A lovely, thoughtful poem. Read and re-read.

(You may get this twice - I think Blogger ate it first time 'round.)

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Wow...people with talent really fire me up...great work today.
Jay @ HalftimeLessons.com

PS...do you know that your word verification is on? You can easily turn it off...
I wrote about how to do it here...

iMommy said...

Wow, love the poem! I skipped down to see who the author was... you! Wow!

Mama Kat said...

Ooh I love this! And I love that you thought outside the box and made it a poem even though it didn't say to make it a poem. Very nice!

Momma Trish said...

Thanks everyone! I've been a bit busy this week, but will visit all of you and check out the rest of the writers from Mama Kat's Mr. Linky, hopefully this weekend. It's crazy right now!

Jay - Yes, I know my word verification is on, and I know how to turn it off. I also know some people find it annoying. But if I turn word verification off, my blog gets comment spam like you wouldn't believe! Every new post gets around 10 brand new spam comments the moment I hit publish. I just can't handle that, so I keep the word verification turned on.