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The True Story of Dear Henry

12 Sep

Dear Henry

 She started out like any other
 Only spent her younger days
 Under the cover of the trees
 And on her knees
 She sat and prayed
 In her own little -
 World she played amongst the stones
 She only had pictures of him in her
 Imagination - her brother
 Then one day in the winter
 She was grown - living alone
 With the darkness that sat inside her
 Beauty also laid within
 Resigned to this life
 She walked the familiar path
 The longest mile in black
 She caught Henry’s eye
 The walker of the last walk
 He lowered his eyes - he gave her a smile
 Dear Henry bearer of the last rights
 Young for his years - the world upon
 His shoulders
 Dear Henry’s smile - so young for his years
 Dear Henry the keeper of the last secret
 They walked together – that last
 Lonely mile - it seemed so very far
 Ready with the earth
 Henry knew - that she loved
 As she looked down at the ground -
 Trembling fingers tumbled earth
 But he now belonged to the stars
 He was forever lost to May  
 His memory to live on each Spring
 Dear Henry’s smile - so young for his years
 Dear Henry the keeper of the last secret
 After a time - it was all over and Henry
 Said farewell – he touched her hand
 He went home to his darkened room
 Took of his dark hat - hung up his over coat
 He sat alone at his table sipping a cup of tea
 Left alone with his thoughts
 Thinking of the girl -
 And the tears he couldn’t
 Wipe clear
 Dear Henry’s smile - so young for his years
 Dear Henry the keeper of the last secret

 For William, Pat and Dad

C Flaxton
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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Art, Notes, Photography, Poetry, Uncategorized

 

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