Sunday, November 2, 2008

disguise

under the guise of
cheerful smile & wave of hand
i mourn your absence
one single impression

13 comments:

zoya gautam said...

..sad feelings expressed with restraint and beauty..many thanks..

Deborah Godin said...

Yes, we all at some time in life learn how to 'carry on'... Beautifully put.

barbs.haiku said...

I really dread those moments in life, when I have to act like a grownup when what I really want to do is sob like a child!

anthonynorth said...

Melancholy, but beautifully expressed. Partings are always difficult.

Beth P. said...

ooooh, these words went straight to my heart.

Unfranchised grief (those griefs that can't be publicly grieved for whatever reason) is the most difficult.

This is sparingly beautiful. Thank you, qualcosa...di bello...

Jim said...

You're making me sad a little. Mrs. Jim is visiting her sister. Your absentee isn't coming back (soon?), Mrs. Jim will be in tomorrow night.
Absence can be terribly hard. My first wife never came back.
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Sue said...

What I like is that the sense of mourning begins before the person has even left our sight.

Raven said...

I know the feeling well. Beautifully expressed.

SandyCarlson said...

Ooh. The little grave marker is heart rending--but the moment you describe is more so. The disguise of cheer is so helpful and sometimes the only defense.

paisley said...

i am awed at times by how much time we spend pretending....

lissa said...

thought provoking, very much a realistic view

tumblewords said...

Oh, we do that, don't we? Lovely work!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This really struck a chord with me. These times are so difficult to forget. Do we ever get over them? I think so. Sometimes I still find myself waving.