THE VISITOR

THE VISITOR

A Chapter by Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)
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something traditional

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Ive been living in gloom and despair
For such many sleepless nights, I swear
Waiting for him to come back
Since he's been gone from our block.

He's nice and so kind, why should I
When he said to me that "Goodbye"?
He promised to come back this June
Somehow I wished and plead to the moon.

"Why don't you go with your friends, honey?
It seems that the town is now ready
The streets are adorned, already prepared
For the activity which tomorrow will be held."

It's my Mom, who always push me
To get here and get there, seems to be
A loud speaker in my ear everyday
She's always been there in my way.

Can't I be alone in thinking
About myself for I'm not a weakling?
I just need time for myself to reflect
Do I create trouble when I redirect?

So I just got in my room and then said,
"Mom, I just want to stay here on my bed
Let them dance and sing at the town
I'll be glad if they really have some fun."

Few moments passed then I saw my cat
Washing her face quietly as she sat
I remembered Mom's words about it
"Perhaps a visitor's coming next."

Then lately I saw something new
A small white butterfly at my window
There never have been something like it before
Which stayed there for so long.

"A visitor!" What a joy I have felt
I thought. I wished. I believed.
"He's coming. He's coming. He'll be here!"
Somehow I believed in Mom's tale.

Some moments passed then I heard
Undefined knocks on the door, sound so weird
I quietly got there with such hope
That the visitor would be him, not a joke.

And to my surprise, there's no one
Seems the visitor I thought has been gone
I returned to my room murmuring
"I believed in a tale, what a shame!"

So I laid down again on my bed
While babbling in disgust like a kid
But to my wonder and amazement
There are red rose petals on my sheet...








© 2016 Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)


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I enjoyed the story in the poem. The photos gave life to the poem. The strong description create good vision and thoughts. I like the use of the butterfly and the positive ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

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Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

7 Years Ago

Thanks a lot, CP.



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I enjoyed the storyline of the poem which always is very positive when writing poetry, as it draws the reader in and they will be curious to seek more writing to read again from that particular writer !

Excellent piece Marguerite !

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

7 Years Ago

Thanks a lot, Tom. Glad you find this one enjoyable to read.
Lovely story and your ending made me smile. Your thoughts and images are expressed so well with your words and you took this reader into your world.
A fine poem.

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Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

7 Years Ago

Thanks, wordwarrior. :)
What a fun read! I thought the visitor would simply be the butterfly, so the ending was quite a thought provoking surprise! I really enjoyed this!

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Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

7 Years Ago

Haha! Just like a tale, or an old belief that when the cat is washing/cleaning it's face, or a butte.. read more
I enjoyed the story in the poem. The photos gave life to the poem. The strong description create good vision and thoughts. I like the use of the butterfly and the positive ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

7 Years Ago

Thanks a lot, CP.

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