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Family Portrait (standard:poetry, 176 words)
Author: LoriAdded: Oct 08 2008Views/Reads: 1365/745Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes you have to be on the outside looking in to see the "true" picture. And sometimes the outsider longs to be the person on the inside.
 



Family Portrait 

~ 

I saw you. 

Two rows up. 

Looked you in the eye. 

Didn't recognize 

love 

when you saw it. 

Or could it have been 

you felt it from 

the person sitting 

beside you instead? 

~ 

Watched you 

hold hands with your son. 

Thought 

how great it would be 

to know 

what was on your mind. 

~ 

Saw her touch you. 

Wondered 

how it felt 

to do that in 

the light. 

~ 

She whispered to you. 

I watched you grin. 

Were they words of love 

or 

just a private moment shared? 

~ 

You pulled away for a while. 

Thought you might be 

thinking of me. 

Until I saw the guilt 

sink in. 

~ She cradled you in her arms. 


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