Thursday, 24 April 2014

In the distance

I saw you going by today
In the distance,
Looking so sad
I wanted to run after you
And say, hey,
Hey, hey, my friend, my dear,
Can we be sad
Together, or better still
Find something to share
To make us smile?
But I wasn't sure
You'd want to hear my voice
If your heart
Was aching already today.
The sky was grey,
Your face was lonely,
Your brown eyes sad.
I didn't know
If I had anything
That could make you smile.
So I said nothing, and stayed
In the distance.


Anonymous said...

Oh, Imogen, if only you'd spoken to me, you'd have had no need to write this poem.

But my brown eyes now have a glint in them, so thank you for that.:)

Imogen said...

By gum. Hello, cryptic anonymous person...
I hope you were up at 10 to 5 this morning for good and cheerful reasons rather than because you had insomnia.
& dare I say too that I hope this is not a case of mistaken identity? It would be rough if we were to do an awkward scene a la Act 2 of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (albeit without juice of hearts'-ease) next time we met...
But still, it's always nice to give anyone a glint in the eye, no? And never tell me there's no need to write a poem!