Backward Speak

Go Back 

Shudder and stare

The ability to swim is not there

Sitting in the corner alone

All that can be heard are your words and your moan.

I want to go back,

That is what you say,

As you body turns slowly and then begins to sway.

A longing for return,

The Corner

The Corner.

Without frostbite or burn,

A longing for a better date in time,

Yet for that I carry no more rhyme.

 

© 2012 Christy Birmingham

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20 thoughts on “Backward Speak

  1. Casandra Miska

    Your poem leaves me with deep thought, which I’m not known for.
    So what would I go back to? Probably I would go back to days of my childhood and teens with my mother, since she is dead now. In some
    ways, those were the better days in times, thought I, as a young woman.

    I would like to know, what Christy B was thinking as she wrote her 2/6/2012
    “Go Back” poem…

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    1. Christy Post author

      I am thinking of my friend who recently passed away. Her funeral was today. She is in my thoughts and my thoughts moved to how I imagined we want to go back in time to better days when we reach the end of our lives. Each reader can take their own interpretation. Thanks for reading my friend.

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    1. Christy Post author

      Ah Raymond, I see I am baffling my readers. I am so within my own thoughts that I did not consider the confusion this poem could cause for others. My apologies. As I wrote to Casandra, I am thinking of my friend who recently passed away. Going back refers to going back to kinder times when death was not on the horizon. I hope this helps with interpretations and thank you for stopping by.

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        1. Christy Post author

          There is no right or wrong answer Raymond. I did not offer context with my post as I wanted readers to take what they wished from the post. Thank-you for the hugs and I am returning them with my smile.

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    1. Christy Post author

      Thanks Matt, and nice to have you here. I know she would appreciate being in my thoughts. Your advice is appreciated too! Please let me know when you have a new post as well so I can take a read.

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  3. Julie Catherine

    Christy, I’m so sorry for your loss. ((((Gentle hugs)))) I liked this poem. It made me think, and I appreciate that. There aren’t too many days in my past I’d care to return to, but your poem reminded me of a few good memories that I’ll always cherish – and we all need those. Thank you. Sending you lots of positive thoughts and love today, my friend. ~ Julie

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    1. Christy Post author

      Thanks Julie. She passed almost two weeks ago and my mind was on her as her funeral had just happened. I hope the poem took you to a safe place where your mind wandered peacefully. I hope she is in a safe place as well. Thanks for the kind words and love, I am hugging you right back my friend.

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  4. Sue Dreamwalker

    Reading this twice Christyb I can read so much into this.. .A date that was spoilt as two no longer feel compatable.. being left alone in a corner.. while the other is oblivious to you.. Lots of images swam through my own thoughts with this one Christyb..

    And I am swimming backwards as I try to catch up here on many blog posts xx

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    1. Christy Post author

      Hi Sue, the post has certainly had readers swimming through their thoughts. I am so happy you stopped by. No need to rush through the reads, I know you will get here when you are able and I understand that. xx back to you as well.

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