Pa-dum, Pa-dum

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For Cynthia who had a heart attack on Halloween…

I came down ,
in flurries

Spell check
left me be

Children waved
their arms..made angels

Guardians
for innocence

And then
they rolled me

Into bellies
with carrot noses

And patted
fortresses

To store
humongous balls

To throw
at friends

To sting
their cheeks

And
necks with cold

A tease
that pinkened nose

And lips
and cheeks

And
finally

We all
had cocoa

And made
a truce

To warm
each other’s hearts

The showgirl
witnesses that

With her
hat, scarf and smile

For hearts
can stop.

Then heal;
and beat again

Their quiet
knowing beat

Pa-dum, pa-dum
Breath in and out

Pa-dum, pa-dum
first cold; then hot.

Pa-dum, pa-dum.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Johnson
    Feb 01, 2016 @ 11:20:19

    Great poem and photo, Jeanne! Stay warm.

    Reply

  2. Maryann
    Feb 02, 2016 @ 06:53:54

    What a whimsical and loving tribute to a friend. Keep up the good work, Jeanne!

    Reply

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