I Feel Strange

Updated on September 19, 2019

Sometimes I feel so strange
I speak more to the dearly departed
Some I knew well, others I did not
Is it so then that they are still alive
It seems they are just getting started

I had to ask one for permission
Another if I'm heading in the right direction
Is it that I hear only what I want to hear
Or is it that I only can truly listen
To those relieved of what we must bear?

I really want to know
Do you know my thoughts and sin?
If I bring you flowers will you tell me?
A picture and a tear as our eyes met again
Memories as shadows under a distant tree

People never seem to change
But you do now though the story is told
When I think of you I fill in the missing colors
When I discover all the spaces between us
Unspoken words, a bouquet I can now arrange

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      • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

        Mark Lecuona 

        4 weeks ago from Austin, Texas

        @Lorna - Thank you again for your kind words! This one is real. It is the warm feeling I have on the inside for my lost family and friends. They are their to comfort me and I tried to get that across in my words.

      • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

        Mark Lecuona 

        4 weeks ago from Austin, Texas

        @Artchelle - I never wish to provoke discomfort when I write but I suppose we can all relate to those we have lost to the afterlife. I went to the grave of an old friend recently and it hit me hard. Thank you for commenting.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        4 weeks ago

        There was something so comforting in this lovely poem conjuring up memories of those we used to know and those we hold dear. Poignant and beautiful.

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        Artchelle Arcillas 

        4 weeks ago from Philippines

        This poem has given me memories I never wanted to remember again. Love how evocative this is.

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