THOUGHTS OF YOU IN DAYS OF FEAST AND FAMINE/dVerse

THOUGHTS OF YOU IN DAYS OF FEAST AND FAMINE

 

The table is laden

Yet I remain empty

A delight for the senses

Pale green vases

Overflow with fresh flowers

 

The plates placed on linen

The crystal sparkles

The silver polished

Napkins neatly folded

Music is heard in the background

 

There is an air of expectation

Will you come

Will there be laughter

Will we remember

 

When our cups runneth over

Bellies full

Those were the days

We were comfortable then

 

We gave little thought

To what was to come

The emptiness of days

The end of time

 

And now

The table is sparse

Laid bare

Like my soul

Yet I do not want

 

My days are full

My heart keeps time

With the beat of the clock

Thoughts of you fill my every hour

The hole you dug remains empty

 

June 28, 2018

 

Lillian is hosting Tuesday Poetics at dVerse today, the virtual pub for poets, asking folks to write a poem that somehow deals with opposites or uses the literary device of antithesis. One can include simple words in opposition happy/sad, inside/outside; or describe one event from two opposite viewpoints. The opposition can happen in one poem; different stanzas; or even two short poems.  Folks are free to be creative….as long as they deal with opposites! For a different take on the prompt, a satirical one, go to my second post, Mishmash Succotash. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time….come join us and write in opposites or just read along!