all that you left behind

all that you left behind

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by salvador dali





your eyes were a vault

keeping the best parts of me locked up

for safekeeping

you would gesture for me to come closer

and I would lean into you

certain you had secrets to share

seconds melted like ice cubes

in my tea

afternoons sailed into the past

on butterfly wings

sometimes i think i can close my eyes

and blink you back into being

wishing to curtsy and have you applaud

with your hearty laugh

truth is

all these years later

i still keep with me

all that you left behind

 

i miss you!

© 2018 Lydia Shutter


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This is so heartfelt! The first 3 lines blew my socks off, it's such a subtle yet powerful way to say what you're saying. I love that this feels like a celebration of the remembered one, even with an intense feeling of missing him/her, it's not a pity party. Your word-crafting is top-notch as always! (((HUGS))) fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Put those socks back on, girl! LOL Thank you for such a wonderful review. I appreciate it. Lydi*.. read more



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"your eyes were a vault
keeping the best parts of me locked up
for safekeeping"

These words found a particular place within my heart. I'll explain in a message, soon!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Hi Kelly. I will send you a message with my email in case you have lost it. I still have one for y.. read more
This is so heartfelt! The first 3 lines blew my socks off, it's such a subtle yet powerful way to say what you're saying. I love that this feels like a celebration of the remembered one, even with an intense feeling of missing him/her, it's not a pity party. Your word-crafting is top-notch as always! (((HUGS))) fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Put those socks back on, girl! LOL Thank you for such a wonderful review. I appreciate it. Lydi*.. read more
love the imagery....sad but beautiful...
j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Jacob. I appreciate the review. Lydi**
So much warmth and beauty in your words here Lydi, that I couldn't help but smile, at the imagined smiles that came after the curtsey.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much for your review. Lydi**
I m able to imagine this incidents and little moments just by reading it. Just beautiful flow and cute letter for missing!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Pooja. Lydi**
As the years go by... those precious moments are with us more and more... the fan of a butterfly's wing in the gentle breeze nudging us to sing along the way ... truly a poem that is gentle like a flower in bloom. Pat

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Your reviews are always so poetic, dear Pat. Thank you very much. Lydi**
the memories will always stay lydi no matter what be it good or bad, that is the human side of us. nice piece of writing as always

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

thank you very much, Sette. Lydi**
Painting is out of this world. I wish I own it...lol

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

I don't think either of us could afford a Dali! LOL
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Lol............
Very soothing and warm. Very romantic in style and form. We leave your page with a longing and a smile deep within.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

WOW, Sami....three comments on the same poem? You put a smile on my face this morning. Thank you s.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

You are very welcome...
"sometimes i think i can close my eyes

and blink you back into being

wishing to curtsy and have you applaud

with your hearty laugh"

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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