Heartache poem – in your pocket

Heartache poem

heartache poem

I slipped it in your pocket

I am not sure that you knew

For a while I saw it

But then away you flew

It went on great adventures

If what I hear is true

I tried to give it to others

But didn’t ask for it back

In a 20th century world

It was easy to lose track

And why be honest anyway

Behind the smart wisecrack

Is it still in your pocket?

Does it keep you awake?

And as you have it

Why is it me that feels it ache?

Cuddle Fairy

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  1. Rhyming with Wine February 13, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I love the mystery behind this and felt drawn in with intrigue. Beautifully written x #Prose4T

  2. Helena February 14, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Hmmm this is intriguing… tell us more#mmbc

  3. Helena February 14, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Hmmm this is intriguing… tell us more#mmbc

  4. Anne February 14, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    very mysterious and open to interpretation.

  5. Candace February 14, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Sending you huge hugs xx

  6. Sara | mumturnedmom February 15, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    I’m intrigued! I love the way this flows, telling the story and I get a real sense of heartache and wondering from it. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt and apologies for late commenting (again!). This time it was the storms – several snow days and then a falling tree branch took out our internet!!

  7. Verily Victoria Vocalises February 15, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I love the mystery behind this poem – and the fact that the reader is left to interpret it themselves. Perfect! Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

  8. Amanda November 4, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Wow, Kate – that is a really powerful poem! As the others have said, there is so much intrigue there… I read it through twice trying to figure out exactly what you were alluding to, and still came to the conclusion that what I imagine is probably more about my own interpretation of the world than yours. Thanks for joining in with #sharethejoylinky x

  9. Lizzie Roles November 4, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    What a beautiful poem, I automatically felt it was about your brother but also I thought of my own grampy, when he passed away I wrote a letter to him telling him my feelings about our relationship and how I felt that he had gone and my uncle put it in his coffin with him to be with him always. This really reminded me of that too. Kate your wonderful post is my favourite post linked up last week! #sharethejoylinky xo

  10. Su {Ethan & Evelyn} February 8, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Such a beautiful poem. Be strong Kate. I know what you are going through. Big hugs. xx

    Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  11. The Willow Tree February 9, 2018 / 7:31 am

    Ah this is beautiful. I am imagining that you put your heart in his pocket but i love the intrigue! #fortheloveofblog

  12. Michelle February 12, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I like it and want to know more #familyfunlinky

  13. kelly edwards February 12, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    Such a beautifully sad poem, love it. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG

  14. mrs mummy harris February 13, 2018 / 11:13 am

    oooo this is beautifully mysterious! You’ve left us wanting more!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

  15. Becki February 13, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    Beautiful! #triumphantTales

  16. mummy here and there February 14, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Sounds like a lot of emotion going on, intrigued to know more X #familyfunlinky #bloggersclubuk

  17. Michele Tripple February 15, 2018 / 4:41 am

    Beautiful and intriguing! This is a great thought-provoking piece.

    Thanks for joining #WanderingWednesday #linkup with Confessions of Parenting!

  18. Lori | Choosing Wisdom February 16, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Beautifully written and perfect for Valentine’s Day! I love the depth of emotion I felt while reading.

    Thanks for being a part of #WanderingWednesday!

  19. Lisa Pomerantz February 17, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    I definitely want to know more here… you have me puzzled, in a good way. #familyfunlinky xoxo

  20. Alana - Burnished Chaos February 18, 2018 / 8:17 am

    This is beautiful and heartbreaking all in one. Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

  21. Claire February 18, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Lovely post-Kate, I am now thinking what it could be!? Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂 Hope you can join us tomorrow.

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