Come In, Stranger (Pantoum)

by Amanda Bee   Apr 14, 2006


Trying my hardest not to cry
It was exactly one year ago, today
I had kissed your perfect lips goodbye
Whilst you pleaded with me to stay

It was exactly one year ago, today
When I walked right out your door
Whilst you pleaded with me to stay
Claimed I didn't love you anymore

When I walked right out your door
Swore I'd never step back in
Claimed I didn't love you anymore
Your scent still lingering upon my skin

Swore I'd never step back in
Yet, here I stand in your doorway
Your scent still lingering upon my skin
"Come in, stranger" is all you say

Yet, here I stand in your doorway
Went full circle, right back to start
"Come in, stranger" is all you say
No use arguing with my heart

Went full circle, right back to start
I had kissed your perfect lips goodbye
No use arguing with my heart
Trying my hardest not to cry

*PANTOUM: A poem in a fixed form, consisting of a varying number of four-line stanzas with lines rhyming alternately; the second and fourth lines of each stanza are repeated to form the first and third lines of the succeeding stanza, with the first and third lines of the first stanza forming the second and fourth of the last stanza, but in reverse order, so that the opening and closing lines of the poem are identical .

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  • 9 years ago

    by Natalie84

    Well...I haven't seen anything from in quite some time. I just wanted to come by and remember who you were...LMAO

    Beautiful write my friend...this piece is beautiful. I KNOW I've read it before...not sure if I commented or not BUT this "rocked my socks" - you have always been a favorite!!! I hope all is well with you!!! After 3 years of being here I miss my buddies!!! HAHAHAHA Take care.

  • 11 years ago

    by shobhana kumar

    It definitely seems a rare gift that you have got - one that is able to portray such mastery of emotion in such a beautiful manner.

    this is an outstanding piece of work.

    peace
    shobhana

  • 11 years ago

    by Nate

    Enjoyed your poem. I am still trying to learn the different styles and the Pantoum is interesting and looks hard.

  • 11 years ago

    by Andy loves Jesus

    Hey nice poem :)

  • 11 years ago

    by ~Samantha~

    Great poem..I give u 5/5..