THAT DAY IN JUNE

THAT DAY IN JUNE

A Poem by Jeff Bresee

I sat today midst the happy smiles

Of a children’s song, and for just a while

I was happy too, for what else should come

From a happy day and a happy song

 

But it came again just like every June

When I feel the pain of an open wound

That on every other day I keep

Hidden far from view, buried oh so deep

 

But I guess that’s why they made the day

So that folks like me can’t just walk away

From the hidden chambers, vaults and tombs

Where ghosts like this are left to loom

 

Waiting for the chance to emerge again

On that day in June; on the one day when

I can only sit choking back the tears

While the children sing…

And the ghosts appear


© 2014 Jeff Bresee



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Such raw emotion comes through. To me this is open to several interpretations and suggests the anniversary of almost any kind of loss. For that reason it speaks to almost any reader.

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Added on June 15, 2014
Last Updated on November 20, 2014
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Jeff Bresee
Jeff Bresee

Dallas, TX



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I love to write poetry and then turn it into songs. I am a singer/songwriter for Weathered Pages, a Fort Worth, Texas based band. Check us out at www.weatheredpages.com And I hope you enjoy .. more..

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