Poetry by Charles Joseph

My Life, in My Sight

girl on trainToday, I saw the girl of my life…
The music slowly faded and felt like wings,
The artist didn’t sing;
The drums didn’t bang
I couldn’t even search for an explanation on Bing.

But the song turned into a symphony,
So possessive, so lovely.
My soul held on and flew with each note,
Giving the tune 100% of its vote.
To fly it out of the train station,
By her side, to a vacation

Her hair;
Her curly hair
Swirls like the tip of ice cream,
After escaping the machine.
Like a child seeing ice cream, controlled focus was gone.

“Moma, I want some ice cream.”

She was wearing a “skater” hat, backwards
But everything about her was forwards

The straps in her book bag
Captured my attention, and my motion lagged.

Today, I saw the girl of my life…

The song that did not know of an end, forgot its rhythmic pattern

The music notes couldn’t bat their wings

My soul was lost in some Caribbean island resort

The kids held their ice cream, carelessly, in the humidity

The ice cream forgot it has to melt.

Today, I saw the girl of my life…
That afternoon, my breath parted
While my immobile body admired her from afar
As she walked, out of my life.

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10 responses to “My Life, in My Sight”

  1. Very beautiful imagery, wow!

    1. Thank you! 😀

  2. Amazingly beautiful and skilfully crafted

    1. The event in this poem actually happened haha

  3. That’s cool, a brief encounter a glimpse of what could have been.

    1. What could have been indeed. If only I had talked to her :/

      1. Wow yeah if only, life’s story for us all.

        1. Haha 🤷🏾‍♂️

  4. This was your post that I’ve read, and I loved it right away. 🙂 I knew from then on that you’re an amazing writer, I hope it’s okay that i have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger award. 🙂

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