Thursday, February 25, 2010

Trapped by Compulsion

I greet you with a smile.

" Hello!"

You stare at me for several long seconds.

Recognition first appears in your eyes.

You suddenly see "me."

A slow smile fills your face.

"Hello Mary!"

A hug quickly follows.

"You give the best hugs!" say I.

"I miss you Mary!"

"I miss you too!"


Your day is filled with routine acts, some followed compulsively,

others not so much.

But, don't upset the routine!

I know that, but I sometimes become frustrated.

There is need to hurry you with a task that cannot wait.

But wait, it must.

Your time and mine are sometimes on different planes.


Sometimes you appear trapped by your compulsions.

I cannot break it's grip.

I left you closing your blinds before retiring.

When I return much later you are still opening, then closing the blinds.

I am at a loss.

What can I do?

Then I ask a question.

"Can I have a hug?"

My arms open wide, inviting you in.

You stare at me for several long seconds,

then turn into my outstretched arms.

I tell you again, in all honesty.

"You give the best hugs!"

You smile at me with eyes that are now bright, knowing and simply reply.


* First published September 2007 at Republished here in response to a post by Becky Sain on her blog "First Pages"


Anonymous Becky said...

Beautiful Mary. What a beautiful and compelling piece.

February 26, 2010 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger azsky13 said...

Thank you Becky...

February 26, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

I'm so glad you re-published this because I missed it the first time, it's so pure and lovely!

Thanks for the smile!

February 27, 2010 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger azsky13 said...

Elizabeth, Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it. I am planning on re-publishing a lot of my old stuff to this blog. I have some short stories and some prose, plus all that I wrote about my Mom.

February 27, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

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