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12:17 a.m.
by Lisa Hilbers

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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12:17 a.m.


Itís 12:17 a.m., I hear your tennis shoes,
swooshing down the hallway-
stopping momentarily, to check on each of our children-
One of the other or both needs to be recovered-
So you do- then you lean to kiss their sleepy cheeks-
Öand make your way to my waiting, loving arms-


Tonight the hallway holds an eerie silence; Breaching
the contract between my mind and arms-
If only I could see your face; Outline your lips with
the tips of my fingers; Smell your freshly showered body-
Feel your weight pressing down on the edge of our bed-
If only I could-


Tomorrow Iíll have no choice but to say my goodbyes,
and yes there will be tears with painful grief and sorrow-
Yes there will be a lifetime of lonely days and nights-
Yes there will be countless sleepless moments of hugging
your pillow and sobs of agonizing and hurt-
but youíve not left my arms empty or abandoned my heart-
just as Iíve not abandoned you on our last night together-


Itís 12:17 a.m., and nothing or nobody can take that away from us-
I can hear you in the hallway-
and the creaking door as you slowly peek in on our children-
I can smell your freshly showered body; and your weight pushing
down on the edge of our bed-
And Iíll trace your lips over and over again-
and it will be 12:17 a.m., forever-


© Lisa Hilbers



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Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 3/7/2010
I love this, and I am deeply moved by the changes which transpired. This is very lovely expression; including many, and more feelings, to give. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us....
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 9/1/2006
My friend, you have the ability to reach into the deepest corners of one's heart and soul. THAT, to me, is excellent poetry. Brava!

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/30/2006
This is a poem that cuts deep into the heart, Lisa. The pain and the strength of your words held tight in memories of final moments and within an eternity of broken dreams brings to the forefront the bond that never dies. The spirits that sing as one will never be silenced. Heartbreaking, yet painted with the beauty and perfection of your golden quill.
Take care,
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*ģ 4/29/2006
Dear Lisa,

My tears will never fall the same ... upon reading this poem, new trails were made to follow down my cheeks.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/28/2006
Heartwrenching, yet beautiful. This poem hits home in my life.

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/27/2006
Heartbreakingly familiar, Lisa...brilliant capture!
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 4/26/2006
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/26/2006
Most beautiful sadness is wrapped up in a brilliant poem, a wonderful piece of art!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/26/2006
Oh, Lisa,

You bring us to tears with the power in your words! Very well penned description of a breaking heart.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/26/2006
Bittersweet sadness capturing the breaking of a heart.

Reviewed by George Jackson 4/26/2006
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/26/2006
Very sad write Lisa.....are you okay girlfriend???

Take care okay!!
love tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/26/2006
Another splendid poem Lisa!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/26/2006
Sad write, so very well penned! BRAVA, Lisa; you have a winner here!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :(
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