Observing a Miracle



As I sip my morning coffee

In the local café-bar

I see the same Gentleman


every day, he sits opposite me

in the same old leather chair

removing his flat cap

as every gentleman does


I often wonder

why he always sits in the same place?


you see, his wife died many year ago

but to him, she’s right there

 sitting next to him

I can just see it, in his eyes


every time he sits down

it’s as if

he is sitting down next to her

when he looks out of the window

even on rainy days

it’s as if he is looking out at her


and when it’s time for him to leave

he puts on his flat cap once more

and heads back out, into the busy street


his right elbow bending

 his darling wife

on the end of his arm


the thing that strikes me most about him

is his very kind smile


and in turn…

the smile he brings to me.

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  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    And we all need those type of people .. those that help us smile πŸ™‚

    That’s sad about his wife but to feel like she’s with him .. ( in spirit atleast )

    A nicely expressed writing , teddy

    • Teddy.15

      It's just fiction dear Rose, however yes we all need this type of smile, tha k you dear friend. πŸ’–

      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

        Ok ) I think you wrote it in such a good way .. that I actually thought it was real . A great poem anyway ..

        Your welcome πŸ™‚πŸŒΈ

      • Bobby O

        Yay the privilege of loss for
        It proves we once held the most

        • Teddy.15

          Hello Booby O πŸ€— so nice to have you on my page, you just said it perfectly ❀️ thank you so much for coming by today and leaving such a wonderful review of wisdom.

        • LIZ

          When true love hits, even when
          the loved one is gone, their love stays with us forever; and it can't help but shine through. At least that's what I got from this one! Very nice! ❀️

          • Teddy.15

            Ah, yes dear Liz, sometimes love really does last not just a lifetime but into eternity too. Thank you sweet poetess. ❀️

          • orchidee

            A fine write Teddy.
            Argghhh, KP might stay with me forever! lol.

            • Teddy.15

              She may! LoL 🀣 thanks dear Mr O πŸ€—

              • orchidee

                It won't be a comforting presence, but ghostly nightmarish terrors!😁

              • Sunsetmet

                This is a lovely cafe style piece line by line what meaning it has where you sit and smiles and thoughts come to mind spiritually a connection great gratitude and affection lovely written Teddy

                • Teddy.15

                  Ah, such lovely words, thank you so much dear Sunsetmet πŸ’–

                • MendedFences27

                  An absolutely wonder poem of observation and imagination. "As every gentleman does," establishes his identity as the forlorn lover, a classic figure that you use well. Your closing is equal to the task and adds a balance for the rreader. I simply loved this - Phil A.

                  • Teddy.15

                    I'm truly honoured that you have enjoyed this dear Phil, it's not difficult to reflect on this type scenario when I'm filled with such gentlemen in my life and on MPS. Thank you so very much for this beautiful review. πŸ’–

                  • Neville

                    quite possibly the most moving post that I have read in a long time .. ❀️

                    • Teddy.15

                      It's certainly a form I love writing, I'll try to do more ❀️ thank you dearest Nev.

                    • sorenbarrett

                      I once had a patient whose wife had died several years before. Yet every day he cooked his meal and set a place for her, served her plate, after cleared the table, washed the dishes and put them away just as if she were still there. A touching poem of missing someone that had been a part of one's life.

                      • Teddy.15

                        Awe, you are an amazing carer πŸ’– thank you ❀️

                      • L. B. Mek

                        so tender, you paint a soul not a character, dear Poetess
                        simply beautiful

                        • Teddy.15

                          Such a very kind thing to say dear Mek. Thank you dearest Poet πŸ€— πŸ’–

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