Have You Seen Her?
by Tracey L Hardie
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Have You Seen Her?
If you never saw her,
you would recognize her
by the presence of goosebumps
prickling with tingling coldness;
so cold, that the breath you held without intent
exhaled a mist of gray into still air.
She had surrounded you before,
each time leaving you a potpourri of feelings--
shaken, exhilarated, cleansed, and invigorated.
Closing your eyes
you try to visualize her
only to envision on the backside
of your eyelids;
images only like clouds--
gray and yellow as well as white,
that kaleidoscopes in and out of focus.
But there were moments
when you were so close to seeing her,
it was like watching a jigsaw puzzle
falling into place,
piece by piece,
painting an image of a forgotten dream.
But there is one piece missing,
always, one piece missing.
Once you heard her voice
soft, tender as if a whisper
kissed more than your ear.
Now you listened with ears straining,
shutting out everyday sounds;
the clinkering engines of new model Ts,
dogs barking at the newspaper boy
who forgot to deliver your Sunday paper
because he was taken by a pretty girl who smiled.
Sara, sweet Sara
Those sounds were garbled
like an un-composed symphony.
A stranger passed-by,
so you thought, until you felt
coldness skimmed across your arms,
Goosebumps tied-up knots
against old bones, you trembled,
it was then you realized,
It was March chasing the Lamb.
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|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|This is a beautiful poem, how in the world
did I miss it. I really loved it. Great!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|An enthralling creation that captivates and demands more than one reading. Thank you for this offering, Tracey. Love and peace to you. Regis|
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|You are one of poetry's greatest artists in word and whisper
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
"March chasing the lamb"
wonderful line and a really nice picture
|Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci
This is filled with all the mystery your poems
It is good to see you here as well!
|Reviewed by Sandy Knauer
|Excellent! I never expected this ending.|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Excellent write Tracey!!
|Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
|A truly unique pen. WTG|
|Reviewed by George Jackson
|An amazing write. Excellent.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|A mysterious utterly lovely poem Tracey!
What a great way to describe March
(month I was born;-)
|Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
|Very interesting imagery, Tracy and very creative too.
Love from India - Joel -
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|Oh yes here comes March roaring like a lion but leaving like the lamb a very interesting and well penned poem.|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|A truly captivating write, Tracey; and I truly enjoyed it.|