Z to A Challenge: P is for “Perhaps”

Lonely woman

Submitted to Leonnyes Z to A Challenge: http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/

 Perhaps If

I’d noticed
how she
pushed that piece of Kung
Pao Shrimp around
the plate and left it
on the edge.

If I’d taken time
to hear to the words,
she didn’t speak.
Or if I’d
caught the way her
eyes avoided mine,
staring at some
distant intersection
on the horizon
of her world.

If I’d paid attention
to the curtains
drawn tight against
or if I’d wondered why
she never called
me back.

Perhaps then she
would not have chosen
to die so soon.

14 thoughts on “Z to A Challenge: P is for “Perhaps”

  1. Nanka says:

    Perhaps life would have been easier only if…..
    Poignant and beautiful poem!! 🙂


  2. Rumya says:

    Deeply touching poem!!


  3. penelopephoebe says:

    What a beautiful, yet sad poem. Thrumming with emotion.


  4. gospelwriter says:

    Yeah, I’ve been through a lot of perhaps’s as well… in the end, I had to let it go – my regrets didn’t bring her back, and they kept me from living full out – which is another kind of dying.

    Awesome poem, though – really love it!


  5. If only.. they’re the two words everyone I think can relate to.. sadly beautiful, like Aarti says.


  6. varsha says:

    Nicely written..


  7. trisha says:

    sometimes our unspoken words haunt us forever. this was really painful victoria.
    beautiful piece.


  8. Aarti says:

    Sadly beautiful ! If only sometimes we could remove those curtains , things wouldn’t have been difficult to be borne , but thats not easy too ! 🙂


  9. That was a power packed poem (PPP)

    My P is Prison


  10. souldipper says:

    Wow. P for powerful.


  11. shalmalee says:

    Awww….sad one but beautifully penned!
    and you are already done with your P, that reminds me i still have to do it 🙂


  12. danroberson says:

    If only you had known the little things you could have talked or listened and still not felt her pain. Your poem keeps her memory alive. Thanks for sharing.


  13. Carolyn says:

    It’s the little things that so often we remember. They take on meaning only afterwards. P is for perfect. P is for Poignant.


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