alone

Alone In A Crowd

ALONE IN A CROWD

The family “summer vacations” are planned. Money laid away. And children are counting the days until they hit their favorite vacation spots. I will see some go to the beach to play in sand and surf; others, to the Happiest Place on earth. Photos will be taken…many of which I will offer to take so dad or mom is not left out. Souvenirs purchased. Memories will be made, and each family will go their own way at the end of the day. Together. And I will return to my home. Alone.

sightseeing
is sometimes obstructed
by my own views

2016-07-12
P. Wanken

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Shared at Poetic Bloomings: AN ENTERTAINING SUMMER – DAY #4: AND I QUOTE SUMMER

Of Wishes And Dreams

photo credit: Scott Wright Photography

photo credit: Scott Wright Photography

 OF WISHES AND DREAMS

To no longer be alone
a midsummer night’s dream.
A family to call my own,
to no longer be alone.
This dream of mine, I’ve made known,
casting my wish on full moon’s beam.
To no longer be alone
a midsummer night’s dream.

2016-07-04
P. Wanken

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Shared at Poetic Bloomings: AN ENTERTAINING SUMMER – DAY #3:  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Puzzled

Image from: 4freephotos.com

Image from: 4freephotos.com

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PUZZLED

When I was young, I
had an idea
of what my life would
look like. Each day, each
year, each decade has

instead, pieced my
life into a
picture I had
not been planning.

At nearly
fifty: no
husband or

children.
It’s just

me.

2016-06-01
P. Wanken

Shared at Poetic Bloomings – INFORM POETS: DIMINISHED HEXAVERSE

and Poetic Bloomings – Prompt 184: Games People Play