I cant tell ya....how good the bleeding shelf feels

Some days I dust off the shelf of turn back time
it feels good for the soul….
stuck on repeat …repeat
the taste of strawberry wine
turns my heart to a sweeter place

a place of understanding nought
just a place of need…
settling on the shelf comfortably
knotted and weary….

uplifting my spirit
I gaze with melancholy
at the shiny, polished newness
of the shelf….

I reach out with longing
for it’s reflection mirrors
my bleeding soul
or maybe not….

I catch a glimpse
amazed by the unconditional love
shuffled with heart’s blood and dealt out
to my open wounds on the table

I right myself …
all dusty and forlorn
with yesterdays memories
and tomorrows regrets

I can feel your presence
dancing beside me
oh yes I sit proudly
on the bleeding shelf

I remember
how truly blessed I am
to have had you in my life
as your memory sits gently
beside me ……in spirit

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what might have been and what was …..for the friends and family we lose xxx

thanks to John for the inspiration ……..

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  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Really moving Red.

  • bless you sweetie …thank you for your comments and support xxx

    – SimplyRed

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 2 years ago


  • thank you so much NJ you will remain in my heart and thoughts always xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    – SimplyRed

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2about 2 years ago

    Very moving write..

  • thank you BM2 xxx

    – SimplyRed

  • sandra22
    sandra22about 2 years ago

    Your last verse sums life up for many of us…and if that is the most we can be ‘left’ with, well, we are indeed blessed.
    Take care lovely lady
    Sandra xo

  • hi sweetheart nice to see you :))) and yes we always must remember how lucky we were to have known …and to look through the sadness xxxxxxxxxx take care

    – SimplyRed

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderabout 2 years ago

    So beautiful Red, a heartfelt write to someone special. Wonderful work my friend.

  • thanks so much Tony for always leaving a special comment xx

    – SimplyRed

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rabout 2 years ago

    How lovely you have expressed your shelf. The memories, the longing, the yesteryears and the “now what do I do without you?”. You have me in tears my sweet dear friend, for my shelf is shining brightly with so much touching and trying to catch the dust that remains and the dust that is already has started its taletell sign coming down a downful.
    Love ya so much
    Iris xoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

  • hello my darling frined :)) we all know this loss and it feels good to visit it ina melancholy kinda way …I know you know what i mean …I hope your dust settles quickly …it has a habit of tickling our noses every now and then tho xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    – SimplyRed

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyabout 2 years ago

    you write with sensitivity and meaning letting us into your inner feelings beautiful

  • thanks so much Tim these words from someone as wonderful as you mean a lot xxxxxxxxx

    – SimplyRed

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeabout 2 years ago

    so touching, a beautiful tirbute:)

  • thanks so much for dropping by Robin xxx

    – SimplyRed

  • CRose
    CRoseabout 2 years ago

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  • wow….thanks so much for the feature xxx

    – SimplyRed

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroabout 2 years ago

    in memory, it seems, time stands still and in that place all that has passed lives again… much to be thankful for and much there be to miss too. A moving write.

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