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Poetry Friday: Three Questions by Lang Leav

May 25th, 2018 (12:00 am)
artistic

Current Mood: artistic
Current Song: Law & Order: SVU score music

What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed, I answered. And brought to life in a flash of brilliance.

What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.

What was it like to lose him? Asked Sorrow.
There was a long pause before I responded:

It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me - said all at once.

- Three Questions by Lang Leav

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Comments

Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: May 25th, 2018 09:25 pm (UTC)

Beautifully brief, and simply true. I have been there in each line. Thank you!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 25th, 2018 10:01 pm (UTC)

So sad. :( Thanks for commenting!

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: May 27th, 2018 06:54 pm (UTC)
haunting

What haunting questions and answers--so much said in such few words.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 27th, 2018 07:06 pm (UTC)
Re: haunting

Succinct and sobering.

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: May 28th, 2018 03:06 pm (UTC)

What a story -- instead of in 6 words, in 3 questions!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 28th, 2018 04:08 pm (UTC)

Very effective.

Posted by: Michelle Kogan (Michelle Kogan)
Posted at: May 30th, 2018 03:05 am (UTC)

Deep questions and moving responses, thanks!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 30th, 2018 03:06 am (UTC)

Definitely makes me want to read more by her.

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