After Today

Fay Slimm.



After Today


I shall find bluebirds adorning my sky
after today,
knowing tomorrow waits
holding a hand out,
healing the whys
of today with promise of  change
and proffering  faith
to my waiting heart which refuses
negation of love.

I resist relegating us to yesterday's
pyre and will renew,
after today, more positive outlook 
as reminder that better
tomorrows not beaten by unwisely
housing acceptance
can re-spark lost connection
of firey touch, repair
our verve and dry wet eyes.

After today yesterday's raw aching
may then become numb.

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 15th, 2023 05:07
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 21
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.
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  • Neville

    this is both exceptionally beautiful & sad ...... x

    • Fay Slimm.

      Thank you for seeing through the lines here my fine ami -- sad indeed is the time when love becomes somewhat one-sided..........x

    • orchidee

      Good write Fay.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Thank you Orchi

      • MendedFences27

        A worthy outlook on life's many tribulations. Affairs of the heart weigh heaviest. "Repair" and "re-spark" sounds the wiser choice. - Phil A.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Yes affairs of the heart when going wrong can cause "wear and tear" Phil - -thanks for dropping in and having a read of my take on repair.

        • Michael Edwards

          This resonates - the grief I'm suffering from the loss of my Jeanne is still so raw - may there soon be bluebirds adorning my sky.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Oh my dear Michael - I did not know you have had such a loss and my heart goes out to you as you cope with grief - hoping sincerely that soon a few bluebirds adorn you own sky.

            • Michael Edwards

              Yes sadly Jeanne succomed to cancer in October after a long period of suffering - I miss her so much - we were mariied for 58 years but I know she wanted me to look to the future and keep up my sense of humour - hopefully I've done that with todays posting.

            • Goldfinch60

              As I have said many times "Today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday."


            • L. B. Mek

              (of new beginnings
              and footholds of hope
              your words whisper to my poetic senses
              funny, the power of Poesy
              as now, the word 'today'
              seems to hold a more promising
              than 'the today', I was preparing to endure
              once again...)
              what a wonderful gift
              thank you! dear Fay

              • Fay Slimm.

                Am most gratefully humbled by the effect my few lines on todayness have had which have helped you dear friend. What more could we want when a poet is lifted because of our verse. Thank yoiu for sharing it with me L.B.

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