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Author Name: Adminrich53 6 Comments
Date Added: April 23, 2005 12:04:51 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Die A Little More

Each day, I go through the motions.
Get up and try to be excited about the day.
Take advantage of all the patterns,
Coffee, drive to work, familiar greetings,
To those with whom I work.

Boot the computers, tend to business.
Check on the machines,
That all need to work.
The lucky ones who have power to reveal,
The structure of things they feel.

Another hour and I'm sitting there,
Hoping for a crisis to occupy my mind.
Sooner or later though,
I know it will happen.
You will be my focus again.

The images and feelings come flooding back in.
The excitement and tingle of your hand in mine.
The softness of your head on my shoulder.
The soft smiles you lent and the warmth of your eyes.
All proof of the chemistry between us.

No relief found there, the routine continues.
The encouraging warm and sincere things you said.
All the beautiful things you wrote.
The thrill of an email or my phone flashing.
The calming quality of your voice on my phone.

My mind passes over all those data.
The machine it is has no choice but to look for why.
Processing, sorting, sifting for the reason,
Again finds nothing but teasers.
Just your single wish for it to be undone.

It's then that the wrenching sadness overwhelms,
Bringing with it the tears that then rust and degrade.
Corroding contacts can't find the logic anymore,
Until the simple machine shuts to reboot in confusion.
And I die just a little more.

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Comment By: FreeErin Nicole on December 24, 2008 01:13:13 PM Report
i have been through this you are a wonder ful poet

Comment By: PremiumGlata on September 8, 2006 01:27:25 PM Report
There's nothing like a broken heart to make for beautiful, heart-breaking writes...and you've captured the pain very vividly with this one, Rich.

Wonderfully done...



Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on May 3, 2005 12:45:45 AM Report
The memories can spear a person, time after time, and yes...we die a little more each time."Just your single wish for it to be undone"...the deadliest of them all...still, there has to be some reason(s) that are the foundation of the wish. If you don't know now...I suppose you never will. Some things can occupy your mind for months...or longer and at the end of this time, you can be NO closer to understanding.

A sad, heartfelt've conveyed it well! *hugs to you*

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on April 27, 2005 05:02:40 PM Report
Comment By: Freecrying wolfe on April 23, 2005 03:22:32 PM Report
I love the compare and contrast....but in the about...I have to ask if you really are....been there, done that and its not easy...excellent poem...

Comment By: Freebecky the likeable imp on April 23, 2005 12:30:13 PM Report
wow what an interesting take i really like it i dunno what to say it's just so very unique an stands completely alone. very very well written!keep it up!


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