Your Last Letter

Your Last Letter

A Poem by Tom Chan
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A poem about a man returned to his wife after a long war.

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Two thousand days you had left
All your letters I would get
You left me for the bloody war
It hurt my heart evermore

 

Every night I wept
Reminisced your embraces
Every thought of your kiss
It appeared in mist

 

But there was once
A scarlet autumn day
Your letter didn't fly
To the house of mine

 

I wept for days
My eyes they swelled
My countenance turned white
My lips grew grey

 

I stared at the sky
Curses upon you
And how could you
Abandon me

 

But then I heard you
Call out my name
Avarice, Avarice
And I turned to your eyes

 

You looked into me
Stared into my soul
Our green eyes met
That had long apart

 

You lifted me up
And brought me in
We shared a kiss
We shared a hug

 

You kissed my neck
I cried in ecstacy
Hard you played with me
I yelled out with lust

 

As the Sun shone brightly
Up in the bright azure sky
I woke up all alone
None of your traces in my bed

 

I walked out of the room
I called out for you
You disappeared leaving no trace
I wept all over again

 

I stopped when I heard a knock
On my cottage's door
I opened it to my surprise
It was no acquaintance of mine

 

He told me he knew you
He was a friend of yours
And a letter he handed me
The letter was from you

 

He felt sympathy for me
You were dead he told me
Two weeks ago you died
But it seemed impossible for me

 

He left as I cried in despair
But we reunited yesterday
I thought what had happened
Insanity had plagued me

 

No, I was not insane
I had a lot to prove
Your warmth, still inside me
And I was but conceived

 

© 2012 Tom Chan


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great :) i liked it a lot

Posted 9 Years Ago


This poem is like a rollercoaster. I love how you crafted it. It made me feel so many emotions and I if a poem has the ability to do that, it is definitely a successful piece. Well-done! I can't wait to see more of your work.

Posted 9 Years Ago


A beautiful, elegiac poem. It's filled with tenderness and realism, which can be difficult to pull off in poetry, but you are very good at it! I like the imagery you've chosen to represent love, death and the speaker's own "rebirth" after the tragedy. I was also touched by your choice of words in describing this "letter" received from the speaker's lover, as if it were really penned by the lover.

It's so full of passion and grief--very touching. Thanks for sharing this with us, Tom!

Posted 9 Years Ago


This was beautiful, and heartbreaking to read :/ It was very good, brilliant job. T.T haha

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Tags: love, romance, depression

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Tom Chan
Tom Chan

Shah Alam, Malaysia



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I'm a writer, an artist and a lomographer. My favourite writers and poets are Neil Gaiman, Paolo Coelho and Laura Dockrill. I started writing poems since I was 12 and started writing short stories whe.. more..

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