Flight of hope

by Michael   Apr 21, 2017


Sitting. Waiting in a departure
area.
A dismal temperature,
with an icy bitterness, lingers
in this lifeless lounge.
A fretful flight is soon to
leave, to a place of
uncertainty.

My body shivers in this frosty
silent atmosphere.
Quietness is broken
by icicles weeping from
frozen hearts which shatter
hitting the ground.

With tepid breath, I break the
ice, with a frigid fellow follower.
Trembling, as I do.

With our chattering teeth,
we converse with one another
of our arctic anguish of
love lost.

With a blanket of warm words,
we wrap our hearts, to
help thaw out troubled
thoughts.

Chilly air evaporates,
A comforting ripple of gentle
heat, weaves through us.
Bellowing out a bleak
burrowed blueness.

Upon our arrival at the innominate
terminus.

Signs read:

' Nothing to declare' 'Anything to declare'

We saunter..

Both declaring that, our baggage contains:

Shared, saddened stories of
experiences, of hearts which
were once frozen.

And in a small holdalls, two affable
souls, have sealed a sizzling
spirited and fermented
friendship.

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  • 5 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Within this poem there are seasons, emotions, stories
    and memories..the luggage you always carry around whether you
    are in the airport or not..its a tender longing sadness...take care

  • 5 months ago

    by Beautiful Tragedy

    Micheal,
    This is one heartfelt poem that I can relate to on so many different levels. You have major talent in channeling your emotions and thats respectable.
    Keep writing and job well done on this one.
    -BT

    • 5 months ago

      by Michael

      Hi Beautiful Tragedy

      Thank you for your lovely words. I feel we all communicate through poetry, and feel emotions in our writing.

      Which is wonderful :)

  • 6 months ago

    by Hellon

    Michael..I'm not sure where your destination is...perhaps you are an off shore worker
    (that was my first thought) but maybe you're a soldier...anyway...airports can be sad or happy places depending on the circumstances...I taking a bet that you're on off shore worker....

    • 5 months ago

      by Michael

      Hi Hellon

      I love a readers analogy of poetry, it's what makes writing special... so will leave you with your thoughts :)

      And thank you

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