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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

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

Miscalculations

 

MISCALCULATIONS

More
than once
she believed
she found the one:
the man of her dreams.
Finally! Her “plus one!”
Yet, time and again, they just
did not add up. Relationships
turned out positively negative,
one miscalculation after the next.

2013-04-05
P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Asides April Poem-A-Day Challenge #5: Plus. Posted for day 34 in 100 Days of Spring – 2013.

Alone (a shadorma)

ALONE
(a shadorma)

time has passed
with no hand to hold
and no one
following;
in receding rays of sun
I’m walking alone

2012-01-14
P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Bloomings prompt #38 to write a poem using a line from another poet’s poem (in the poem above ours on their site). The phrase “in receding rays of sun” comes from a line in a haiku written by Sara McNulty (http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com).