Tying Up Loose Ends

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Ending Lines…

You can push the pause button, but you can never erase

Several lifetimes of memories

Carried home… set on the shelf

Waiting for harvest


Now, I am the last to let leaves weep and stand naked as cold winter shivers around me.

Waiting for snowfall

my work’s almost done, then I’ll take my leave

No money required

My escape from the eternal darkness around me

as others foolishly think our towers of babel will be our answer

leaving tourists in awe… but no babies sing on the boulevard De L’Orangerie

and sailors drink a toast to a red-sky night


Today at d’Verse, Laura asked us to consider ending lines! We are to take the ending lines from our last twelve poems and compose them into a poem. They are to be as written with only minor changes. She said, You may add preposition, conjunction or change of tense, if it helps the flow.” I did a couple minor gender changes from she to I and my to make it work. The rest of the lines were as written.

Photo of my work in progress: Dwight L. Roth

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87 thoughts on “Tying Up Loose Ends

  1. Such an interesting prompt, right? I am especially smitten with these lines in your poem:

    “Several lifetimes of memories
    Carried home… set on the shelf
    Waiting for harvest”

    This reminds me of the photos on our shelf in the living room: my parents, granparents and great-grandparents. Obviously all gone for many years…but sitting there on my shelf…waiting for the moments’ when I reflect on the past…think of them.

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    • It really seems to work that way doesn’t it?
      Even in our own lives every decade or two seems to be a different lifetime for us.
      I really did enjoy the prompt.
      Thank you for your comment.


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