WHEN MOURNERS LEAVE (TANKA)

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An audience so full

Enough to break many bulls

Offering to be tools

Trying to feign all the cools

On the veranda they pull

II

As the breathless leaves

Their loyalties go with it

Fitting perfectly

Into its six feet with ease

What are left behinds to do?

III

A peak at a sound

Show phantomed shadows in all

Familiar places 

Of the gone. Erasers please!

Oh! No erasers for those

IV

The bed is not same

Half as cold as ice, half with

Unbearable heat

Hands of thoughts, loneliness and

Fear do the touching and laugh

V

Lord please have mercy!

Lord fill those vacuums with love

Preparing a path

Like that of the heavens to

Erase the thoughts and loss felt

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

6 thoughts on “WHEN MOURNERS LEAVE (TANKA)

  1. Sweet and poignant. Like my Dad used to say, “Funerals are for the living.” Those who remain face adjusting their lives to the loss of a loved one. Memories flood in and the passage of time gives perspective, healing & solace.

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