She Just Turned and Walked Away

She Just Turned and Walked Away
She Just Turned and Walked Away

Until remembrance prevails,
what past in haze entails;
I know the face
but the name escapes me,
were we lovers or
did you forsake me
in some parry of survival,
that meant little at the time,
or was worn out in my mind
and left through the back door?

The name’s coming,
its on the tip of my tongue,
damn it, you’re familiar,
but in what capacity has me done,
and names for me are elusive,
if I could just remember,
was I abusive, or
was it me who backed into your car,
perhaps a date and I went too far,
at least give me a hand?

She smiles, waiting,
patient as can be,
and me a mind flailing,
caught between an awkward moment
and the dread of knowing,
just who she is is beyond me,
yet her visage so known,
as I stutter alone, lost
to the possibilities,
as a frown does manifest,
God, she’s on to me!

Gill she says,
your old next door neighbor,
and in flashes of recognition
I quickly favor a smile of regret,
of course I said, my stupid brain,
but I can’t complain,
you could have been my ex-wife,
and we had two kids together;
nice to see you,
she just turned and walked away.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “She Just Turned and Walked Away

  • August 30, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    Much appreciated Phyllis, glad you enjoyed it. Cheers!

  • August 30, 2017 at 9:00 PM

    Gil she says, love this last stanza both in pen and in your own beautifully crystal clear Australian accent. I had a smile on my face listening, but laughed out loud when I listened to the last stanza about your ex-wife and you. lol nicely done sir, Kudos. Loved it. Read more of your work Tony.

  • August 30, 2017 at 11:16 PM

    Thanks Vincent. Yes I should do more reading; I have a full set up as I did VO work for awhile. It takes time to do properly and often I’m time poor. But I will try to do more. So glad you enjoyed my ditty. Than you my friend. Just got your book in the mail so will be reading tonight. Cheers!


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