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Unmade Bed

Frank E Gibbard

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Frank E Gibbard

In an upper room of a suburban house,

Lowering her eyes from the pop pin-up

Photo above a bed a woman lies down,

Head on a soft pillow. "God, it's so hard,"

She says, slipping under the eiderdown,

Her body moulding into a foetal shape.

Here her little girl had nightly taken ease

Sweet memory of Mum's kiss, now she's

Gone, her little pearl. She'll so miss this,

Those many magic moments they shared

Young, innocent, with freckles, often scared;

Now it's me, she thought, who's unprepared,

A hollow in a bed , and life to be remade.

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A glimpse into the world behind closed doors, that made the loss all the more heartfelt.


Sensitively written Frank



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David W. Parsley

Wow. Frank. Wow.



- Dave

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