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Saying Goodbye

Part III

Tunes of Life

written by: Doug Stanfield (Hemmingplay)

@hemmingplay

 

All those years ago
And I remember the first time,
In the moonlight,
When you stood before me
Shy, uncertain, serene,
And I tried to start breathing again,
Soaking in the sight of you
With your gown fallen, body free.

All those fleeting years, 
as you leaned in
Asking me to find 
the music,
To clumsily compose 
the songs of our life,
Teaching me how it should go,
With you as the instrument upon which
Our song would be played.

 

Re-publication as part of the series (originally published 9/2/16)
Doug Stanfield (Hemmingplay)

Doug Stanfield (Hemmingplay)

OCTOBER 2016 / JULY 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
“Hemmingplay,” is the pen name of Doug Stanfield, who grew up on a family farm in western Ohio, went with his parents for two years in Karachi, Pakistan, in high school and had lived, until recently, in Bellefonte, PA with his late wife, Wilda and their two sons, Ben and John. Doug was a writer, editor and director of internet communications at Penn State for 26 years. He has had a few disreputable occupations, including newspaper reporter and editor, and public relations flak, but is trying to make amends for his sins by writing poetry and fiction.
When his sons were safely off making their own mistakes, he turned on the computer one day, stared at the screen for what seemed a long time, and began to learn the craft anew at age 67.
Doug has published three books so far: "Mermaid Sisters: First Dive", a children's book on iTunes/iBook; "I Came From A Place of Fireflies" published as a paperback and Kindle on Amazon, and a new book of poetry, "Snowflakes & Ashes: Meditations on the Temporary”, available as both an ebook and as a paperback. (Gatekeeper Press) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and a few others.)
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