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Advent of Your Smile

by Lulu Alder

A decrepit music box breached the silence that we often did not bother to fill
just like church bells tolling on a Thursday high noon
with delayed, haunting notes.
You said once that someone stole your sunsets,
and I just wanted to tell you
You still own the dawn.
You only sing sad songs, but you sing none the less.
Maybe one day you’ll sing for the glory in the daybreak.

Pensive moments tick by
accented with an irregular melody
that seems to transport you back to a moment from childhood
when you danced on your father’s shoes.
And I’m reminded with your broken laughter that
I wanted to tell you
Your fragments are just as beautiful
as the stars in your tears.

Your melancholy harmony never struck me as remote to human experience.
And I’ve wanted to tell you for some time now
This life craves you.
This life desires your chime.

Not all the words are pretty,
but that never meant they should be forgotten lyrics.
Maybe one day you’ll sing for the glory in your daybreak.


Posted on 06/29/2005
Copyright © 2023 Lulu Alder

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ava Blu on 07/08/05 at 04:34 AM

Your first stanza is amazingly beautiful and that very last line is as well. I'm more of the dark poetry kinda girl, but I truly adore the love in this.

Posted by Anne Boulender on 07/20/06 at 07:17 AM

I usually prefer vulgar poetry myself, but this is quite stunning and really grabbing.

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 01/03/09 at 12:53 PM

Beautiful write. Congrats on POTD!

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