Elegy of Us

we will soon be nothing
but a fading memory

made of warm forehead kisses
filled with innocence,
tight hand-in-hand walks
oblivious to world’s mess,

comforting hugs on
toughest turns of time,
loud to soft exchanges of
angry then sweet rhymes,

endearing utterance of names
turning them into songs,
pregnant tears shed when for the first time
you wrote me a poem,

full plates of cuisines
we tried together,
promises of discovering
the truth in forever.

looking at your eyes for one last time,
holding your hands for one last time,
stare at my tears and feel my touch,
before our us turned into nothing
but a fading






©2017 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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In response to Napowrimo Day 3.
And now for our (optional) prompt! Today I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy – a poem that mourns or honors someone dead or something gone by. And I’d like to ask you to center the elegy on an unusual fact about the person or thing being mourned.

Read the rest of my Napowrimo 2017 poems here!

49 thoughts on “Elegy of Us”

  1. The way you have set the word memory out in the poem Rosema leaves me with two thoughts. One of longing and loss but also one of anger and release. Great poem.

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  2. The poem broke my heart. Everything’s so fleeting, and like you said – soon, we’ll be left with nothing but a memory. But those will be the sweetest ones, something to hold on to and smile when looking back on it.

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  3. Very well done on this a perfect elegy of what the speajerhad lost. I loved what you did with the last word, almost literally showing that memory fades.

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      1. Too busy! April’s a hard month on the blog, haha! So many posts to do–it’s after midnight and I still haven’t had food, so I’m heading to the kitchen!! 🙂 🙂 Are you doing alright, little sister Rosey??

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      2. I’m so glad you’re better–you know you’re in my faithful prayers. I understand, even from a distance–but I have great confidence in God’s restorative powers, because He loves us SO MUCH ❤

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      3. awww. i think it is your prayers that’s making me better and better each day. yesterday too, i read this:http://thoughtcatalog.com/dian-tinio/2017/01/dear-god-you-are-good-always/

        My favorite part is: You are good, always. Even in my brokenness, you love me with an unbroken love. The kind of love that protects and sends me to the rock bottom only for me to discover that You are the rock at the bottom. The kind of love that allow circumstances in my life, circumstances that sometimes I don’t understand the background, but is sure that all of it are in the purpose of making me a better person.


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