Not Today

by Maple Tree   Mar 8, 2017

The look of defeat upon my daughter's face
was enough to make my inner slumbering
wake with a look of shock.

To see my love with no breath-
to have his soul abandon mine
made this heart quiver...

It was just a dream and still
I try to make this day count
for something.

I check on my love
every five minutes
to make sure this
dream does not become
reality; no!

Not today- I have a few more
memories I'd like to make
with the man that made me
believe in love again.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    So love this poem Andrea, so deep is the heart.

    Wonderful :)


  • 1 year ago

    by Ren


  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Andrea, as always with your poetry I am a rollercoaster of emotion which I feel makes for fantastic poetry. It's powerful and somewhat relatable.

    1/ A very powerful opening that I feel anyone who has kids can relate too, their child looking defeated from anything would I guess crumble the parents world too...

    2/ To even have to think about the love of your life leaving or not loving you again is horrible and to dream it feels like a reality and usually ends up with is waking from a cold sweat, I dreamt my I was burying my Mum once and I had to ring her at like 3am to make sure she was ok and it didn't help that she'd been unwell.

    3/ Sometimes, I think dreams are a reminder that we should love that bit more, eat that extra piece of cake and well, in general live life loving the people that love us without worrying about others and what they think.

    4/ As I said I had to check my Mum was ok, it must have been horrible to dream you had lost the love of your life and I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy.

    5/ Again, as I said dreams are a reminder we need to do things.. Like making more memories with those special people instead of fighting with them and I know we all do that and say things we shouldn't and don't mean...

    Also, I love the title it made me think, hmm what's not going to happen today and here we have it...
    Take care, Em

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Awwww Andrea, I'm gutted, my heart breaks at the thought of losing your love one. Not today, perfect title for this, my wish for you is that you have many, many more today's, tomorrow's to be with this man. Hugs my friend-

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard


    And it is determination and love like this that will make those dreams disappear forever, Maple.

    Take care and stay well,


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