“She Stood There”
In the midst of the shadows
In a darkness that haunted
She stood there still, silent, sorry, sad.
Plenty of time to think of days gone by
Loves lost, loves gained; her sorrow remembered
She stood there still, silent, sorry.
The seconds ticked to minutes
The minutes onto hours
She stood there still, silent.
She realized she could not have it all
So she settled for less; but yet only the best
She stood there still.
With her eyes wide open, her head held high
With a decision in mind
She stood there no more.
By: “Twinkle” Marie Manning
Originally penned in 1989 on Prince Edward Island, Canada
First Published in 2009 in Poetry to Feed the Spirit, Poets of Central Florida Anthology