Monday, September 21, 2009

A Promise And A Certainty



September

Has never been very kind to me--

Arriving on the heels of the

Too-bright

Too-long

Summer,

Whether I would like for it to do,

Or not.


September seems to make people keen to say goodbye,

Whether they had planned to or not,

And whether it is wise to or not,

Including me.

I have said goodbye to almost everyone and everything at one time or another in my life

And so have you;

Or you will do, soon enough.


If I keep breathing,

I will heal.

So will you, if you are needing to.

October will come, crisp and sweet,

And I will think,

What was I so sad about,

In September?

There will be new friends,

And yes, probably a new love in time.


Enjoy them.

Savor the long nights near Christmas,

And the Spring beyond, which comes whether we believe that it will,

Or not.

These new darlings will say goodbye too, but hush, and kiss them anyway;

They will leave, it's true,

But not until

September.

__________


Thank you to Gillian, who reminded me that what turns back, will in time move forward again.

16 comments:

pheromone girl said...

Truly bittersweet, but oh, so true. Loves of my life have come and gone, but my girls, my friends, are always here. You're on that list...

Mama Zen said...

I really like the way this is structured. The lulls and sudden stops contrast beautifully.

mac said...

Oh my goodness.

This one reads like you have dug into my brain and pulled out my thoughts...except you express them so much more eloquently than I ever could.

Yes, she told me goodbye in September. I really feel this one.

I know others will come. Thank you.

Riot Kitty said...

October has always been my favorite month. Sorry I'm not writing more but my cat is on the keyboard!

Kelly Dickson said...

september is like wednesdays child 'full of woe'... ? i personally love september, because it is the new year for an eternal student like me :p (plus i dont have to paint my toenails or worry about my eye make-up melting! tee hee) x

Shadow said...

september to me is spring. but autumn reminds me of being a time of gathering together, preparing for long nights and cold days, and being at one with your family and loved ones...

Daryl said...

Oddly I like September ... its always been to me a new beginning but not an ending ... I am however feeling comforted by your words ... no surprise there

Jannie Funster said...

Ay-ay-pril, come she will.

Your poems are so so beautiful.

K said...

September is a bittersweet month. You nailed it.

Dulce said...

Then Fu** september and let October bring us that new life!
(Despite my birthday)

G-Man said...

To me September means FOOTBALL!!

And fresh picked Apples

And all things cultivated during the Summer....

To each his own....

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Interestingly enough i have felt this greatly in the past month, those friendships revealed and those taht cannot be...

thank you for so eloquently sharing how I feel.

G

Gillian said...

Oh you are most most most welcome dear lady!
Your words are fabulous, as usual. You are sharply observant. Wow! xo

Scarlet said...

We need to put this one to music, Chica! People will come and go, that's true, but Shay, I hope we remain friends through every season.

xoxo

Cheers!

Cloudia said...

*Clap* *Clap*

T said...

This really touched a part of me. Very bittersweet, but surreal at the same time. I felt a lot of emotion while reading this, perhaps because I am going through something right now that I can relate to this.

Your words always move me.

Hugs