30 Poems for National Poetry Month: Day 6

April 6, 2013

Here is my poem for Day 6 (or morning six, as it were…):

 

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“Freedom’s just another word

For nothing left to lose,”

As it goes in that old

Kris Kristofferson song.

But we lose something

Every day, free or chained–

Cells, skin, hair, memories.

Time goes too, the sparrows

Mark it outside our window,

The mourning doves coo

And whisper, their throats

Parted by the morning mist.

We rise slowly on mornings

We’re alone together; infrequent

As those days may be.

Our bed loosing its grip

Ever so reluctantly.

“I ache to be in your  hold,”

You wrote in a dream.

My poetess of sleep.

 

–Scott Edward Anderson

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6 Responses to “30 Poems for National Poetry Month: Day 6”

  1. Lee Langbaum Says:

    Find myself rereading your poems…..experiencing your talents and your love of my Sammi….. Xoxo

    Sent from my iPad


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  4. Alone is a word and a concept and a world to be explored…thank you for your poem…xod

  5. kalabalu Says:

    but this poem does confuse..for freedom is not in losing but getting and its in togetherness ,,not loneliness..so I like the poetry..but it went over my head..


    • Yes, it is a conundrum. There is a certain freedom in togetherness and togetherness in freedom. When two are free to be together and also, as in this case, allow each other to freely be who we are — alone and together — then there is nothing left to lose, because it will always be with us.


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