Written for: dVerse Poets Pub, “Unintended Farewells” (posted by Abhra)
Coming to this week’s prompt – here is what I have in mind – I want you to write a poem about the farewell you gave but didn’t mean to – the good-bye you said but hoped that you will meet again at the crossroads.
A girl of eighteen who swore she was grown
A boy on an airbase convinced they should marry.
Left two parents crying, a sister at home.
She knew his problems were weighty to carry.
Away from family, she missed them but tried
to manage a marriage she knew was a lie.
His jealous temper she hoped would recede,
grew worse, but at first, she stayed out of shame.
In hindsight she’s glad she did not impede
relations with family she had to reclaim.