Quiet Conversations

 

The silence grew

between us…

heads bowed in screens

and hybrid magazines.

 

Conversations

on the edge of things

“coffee?”…

our kindred music wavering.

 

The sink is full of empty

dishes…

and I miss your hands

about my waist…

 

I miss your gaze

that made me feel…

beautiful

even in my darkest days.

 

I miss your stories

that hummed…

to the strum of your guitar-

now silent in the corner…

 

I pour quietly over

these passing thoughts…

rinsing away

the crumbs of our yesterday…

 

I want to say…”I miss your way”

 

But I turn off the light…

to see your eyes

rise from the inauthentic glow

of your cell phone…

 

I want to say…”I feel alone”

 

But I stay quiet

with my conversation…

 

“I Love you…goodnight”

 

“Goodnight”.

 

 

 

 

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Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty. I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys. Thank you for visiting.

14 thoughts on “Quiet Conversations

  • June 10, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    Thank you Phyllis, I appreciate your stopping in. 🙂

    Best,
    Mel

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  • June 10, 2016 at 4:45 PM
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    This is powerfully written and much food for thought in relation to what many relationships have become. I love the way you write, Melissa.

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  • June 10, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    Thank you John, I’m pleased that it resonated, the way that I had intended. Ever grateful for such a kind comment. 🙂

    Best,
    Mel

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  • June 11, 2016 at 4:53 AM
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    I just love the message in this writing , incredible and incredibly real ! Awesome writing !

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  • June 11, 2016 at 11:26 AM
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    Thank you so much Ed, I’m so happy that you appreciated it, and could feel the message. 🙂

    Best,
    Mel

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  • June 11, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    Some beautiful phrasing here Mel, you come up with such effective wordplay, so artfully strewn within your thoughts. Always loved your style; really enjoyed this one. Tale care.

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    • June 12, 2016 at 12:03 PM
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      Thanks again Tony, glad that you enjoyed this one! 🙂

      Best,
      Mel

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  • June 28, 2016 at 2:06 AM
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    Hi Mel,

    This is extraordinaire’. So much in sync with our times. A message put across very eloquently. Well done !

    I love the last para

    I want to say…”I feel alone”

    But I stay quiet

    with my conversation…

    “I Love you…goodnight”

    “Goodnight”.

    So much of considerate thought went into that.

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    • June 28, 2016 at 8:52 AM
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      Thank you Tarun, glad that you appreciated my intent. Yes, I wonder how much people think about how technology in all of its splendor, has and is changing our relationships every day. I think its a topic worth opening up some more. I appreciate your comment.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • August 10, 2016 at 6:21 PM
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    From the heart, as it should be.

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    • August 11, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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      Thank you Kurt, and a warm welcome to you.

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  • September 17, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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    Very emotional poetry. This poem is very close to a place I have seen a few steps behind here. I think I needed this read. Jamie

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    • September 17, 2016 at 11:54 PM
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      Well than I am glad that you stopped by, so much appreciated.

      Best,
      Mel

      Reply

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