Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Don't Miss You, At All

I don't miss you at all
(Norah said so)
I don't think of your smile
(twinkling at me across the room, breathing
life, and promise, and
adventures)
Your dark eyes don't haunt me
(because I pretend,
that I don't remember
the promise, the plans, the thrill)
And I (don't) wonder who I am (anymore)
without the warm touch of your hand
(because you eventually made your choice)

But still,
as I sit and watch the snow falling down
I do miss you
while
The broken promise
And the “what if” still
play a distant melody
in my heart.

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I encourage you to watch the video.  It explains a lot about this piece.




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24 comments:

clean and crazy said...

i just love norah jones. and what a beautiful poem. well done

Brian Miller said...

oh nice write tina...love all the little thoughts in parenthesis...and nice accompaniment to the song...

you should drop this into One Shot tonight...

signed...bkm said...

Tina...I love this and I love Norah Jones...wonderful piece...I agree with Brian...drop it into One Shot it deserves to be read by many...bkm

Levonne said...

Lovely poem!

Aging Mommy said...

Beautiful poem.

Carrie Burtt said...

Gotta love Norah Jones...and this poem Tina is beautiful! :-)

patty said...

Norah Jones sings beautiful, but honestly I felt your words, loved the poem and the way you put ( words like this) :) great poem and so easy to feel

Desert Rose said...

Norah jones..my heart shivers at her voice! the words of you adds to my thirst..striking arrows with furry edges..I LOVE IT! "whipping one warm tear" BRAVO!

dustus said...

Thanks for linking up to One Shot! Glad you did. Your poem is excellent and reveals such honesty in a novel way. Cheers

Beachanny said...

I really loved this. It feels real and poetic. It has a modernity and applies in a timeless way. Well written. Thank you. Gay (@beachanny)

riikainfinityy.com said...

Amazing...:D Well-written, I am captured within the flow of this poem^^~

G-Man said...

I'm thinkin...
A Snow reference already?
Then I remembered...Colorado.
hehehehe
Loved your piece...Most excellent!

Glynn said...

Well done. The "no I don't miss you at all" translates into what is really a profound loss.

TALON said...

Yeah, as much as we don't miss them...still they have that place in our heart. Lovely poem...

And I adore Norah Jones.

lordemmanuel said...

I know this feeling very well...no matter how mch you'll think you dont miss them, you will at some point. Nicely done..

Cheers!

H said...

So unfair to be shredded by longing even after the unfaithfulness of a broken promise! Sometimes, pretending just doesn't work. Such a good poem!

My name is PJ. said...

Boy can I relate! This could have been me in a past life! Tina, you are introducing us to your talent and the talent of others by linking to these other blogs. Thank you!

gautami tripathy said...

Been there...so difficult.

nowhere island

Shashi said...

Longing and desires go hand in hand... LIke this one very much..
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Eric Alder said...

Funny how we can fool ourselves even though we know full well that we're NOT fooling ourselves.

Belinda Munoz said...

Lovely. From vehement denial to acceptance. The wistfulness is palpable.

Thanks for sharing.

Belinda
thehalfwaypoint.net

Jingle said...

u speak of truth,
we all do things we could not understand...
lovely piece.

Pete Marshall said...

a fantastic poem for One Shot.....and of course we miss them..who are we trying to kid?? cheers pete

kavisionz said...

The long of longing can be the saddest..
Such a beautiful poem, Tina.. I could picture the flashback so clearly in my head..and then the reality where she sits and wonders, and misses it all.. oh.. why!!

Really felt for her here...
And the parentheses at those specific places - without or without making a WORLD of a difference! How cleverly you've done that... lovely!!