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She's Still Waiting

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For My Father

She waits, tiny fingers grasping

the window pane

small eyes glide side to side

watching the road

she waits, white knuckled

holey jeans and pigtails

holding an old crinkled photo

she waits

distorted versions of the truth trickle into her mind

for she will not be coerced to believe these lies

she waits

wrinkles form, pieces of blond turn to gray

she still waits

rumors of death have came to light

for these truths are real

the lost time with memories never made

for in this life the chance has past

she waits

she waits for another life

for paths to cross

for love to give

she waits

I will wait Dad






Comments

Joni Hooks (author) from Fort Worth, Texas on September 02, 2018:

You just made my day Shannon. Everyone on HP has been really supportive, it has defiantly boosted my confidence. You have completely nailed it with your interpretation.

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 02, 2018:

Wow. You may be new to HP, but don't go anywhere. This definitely very dramatic. And the images are great. I pictured a young child as I started reading and followed through to an older woman. So many questions, but that's the beauty of the poem and the drama if it. Good job.

Joni Hooks (author) from Fort Worth, Texas on September 02, 2018:

I totally agree with you, about the personal experiences. Thank you so much. I am new to hubpages and still a little nervous about my writing. I tend to second guess myself all the time.

Joni Hooks (author) from Fort Worth, Texas on September 02, 2018:

Thank you so much!

Rinita Sen on September 01, 2018:

Yes, the best poems always come from personal experiences. Glad you posted. Look forward to more from you.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 01, 2018:

Wow, Joni, this is quite raw and emotion charged. Well done.

Joni Hooks (author) from Fort Worth, Texas on September 01, 2018:

thank you so much

Liz Westwood from UK on September 01, 2018:

This is a very moving poem.

Joni Hooks (author) from Fort Worth, Texas on September 01, 2018:

I was really nervous about posting the poem. It is very raw and personal. Thank you so much!!!

Rinita Sen on August 31, 2018:

Heartbreaking. I do like your poetry.

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