Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Leave Me a Little Tenderness



A Little Tenderness
By
Lisa A. Williams


Leave me a little tenderness,
as the shadows
of another dying day
make their way
and the dark
envelopes this stillness
our silence lullabies.

Leave me a little tenderness,
as the years adorn
our hearts, with worry
and loss.

 Us-
 still choosing to masquerade,
in tender youth,
while time passes

trying to sharpen our
soft edges
that she, herself has
has worn away,
in an existence
angels may not choose.

8 comments:

  1. Your last few poems simply ache with the tender beauty of experience, love and loss. oh, I so love this...'silence lullabies'.

    also, thank-you so much for your kind words at my 'porch':) Have a wonderful day! It's a snowy one here. My daughter's bus is cancelled.

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  2. very beautiful...a tender piece:)

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  3. I am first timer here...
    and it was soothing to read about the little tenderness... :)

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  4. I feel the 'realness' of this piece. 'Leave me a little tenderness'...that tugs my heart. I feel the lives lived in this. And that first stanza especially is quite beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, as always I truly appreciate your comments.

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