Advertise Here
Want to advertise here? Get started for as little as $5
 58 years to the day---that pink dress

58 years to the day---that pink dress

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

58 years to the day---that pink dress




it's going to be 2022
in a few minutes, 
feel an hour left to the fleeting life

that barges through decades
like a tow truck dragging my heart
through the dramatic surges,
the painful dirges
the flowers ticking away blossoms
that can't follow me where I will go

but the pond is deep
ashes fly
then sink into memory

it's going to be 2022
in a few minutes,
I think I will pick a few roses.


erin-cilberto
11/22/21

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

I remember that pink dress well, although it showed up in monochrome on my TV set. I was told it was pink in the newspaper columns. I will never forget that day. We all cried at home. The brutality of the event, shocking in my youthful innocence. If it was summer I would pick roses for them, but it is winter and we have no roses and is ice cold today. So I hold them in my thoughts, and their children too and wish that history wasn't so cruel.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

History can be so cruel and unfortunately, we don't learn from our mistakes.
thank you for yo.. read more
Yeahh lets pick a few more roses while we can, earthly roses. I mean i hope and expect heaven is full of flowers too
Your poem is awesome, vibrant and i like how you used the words 'barges, dirges and surges in fine rhythmic inner rhyme type pattern which altogether gives it a fab flow! Kudos for this superb muse!!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind comments on the inner rhyme used...I just wing it, so your kind review makes.. read more
I haven't even begun to think about 2022. Forget about those 2021 lists, too. I kinda hate this aspect of the calendar flip. But you manage to make it feel so fine . . . flirty & full of promise (((HUGS)))

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

flip-flop, blow the pop top and turn that calendar over, rover.
You make me feel like playing.. read more
I feel the anticipation of the New Year approaching and the reality of the hour ticking on and on. It is a fleeting life and one that is short indeed. We all go through stages in life and dramatic changes, too. Pink dress must be significant to the poet at hand.
Hopefully the roses are for someone special and not for a service.
Excellent sir...

Posted 2 Months Ago


"but the pond is deep
ashes fly
then sink into memory

it's going to be 2022"

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind comments, Sami,
j.
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

You are most welcome sir jacob.

2
next Next Page
last Last Page
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

210 Views
15 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 1 Library
Added on November 22, 2021
Last Updated on November 22, 2021

Author

jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



About
Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


Moon Beams Moon Beams

A Poem by wordman