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Saturday, July 17, 2010

REUNION

For Writers Island prompt #11


MORCHIT ‘02

Six weeks of separation
Spent in a hospital bed
Comes to an end at Morchit
Bangkok’s Northern Terminal

Lack of communication
An undelivered message
A misinterpretation
A look of indifference

A display of evidence
Hospital wristband, pictures
Adjustment of attitude
A family reunites

A sharp intake of fresh air
Such as it is in Bangkok
Precedes a sigh of relief
And an embrace of welcome

Apologies accepted
For inadvertent blow dealt
Injuring a woman’s pride
Hurt, but not beyond repair

In place of accusations
Complaints, recriminations…
“I’m sorry for my doubts, but…
You have to show me the scar ;)"

19 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I get this, but I enjoy the local colour you have put into it.

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  2. Thanks ViV; A short visit home turned to quite a lengthy stay in hospital that I was unable to report to my family in Thailand.

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  3. A great take on the prompt! Nicely done!

    -Weasel

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  4. Doubts vanquished, marital bliss ensues.....! Nicely done Stan!

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  5. Lack of communication and message interception can be a problem when you are trying to get in contact with someone urgently, thank for sharing such a wonderful poem on a real life experience ^^

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  6. Stan, what a frightening situation for all. So glad all turned out well in the end. Wonderful reunion poem!

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  7. What happened to you? I'm so glad you are okay, and that this story has been documented. Very painful, but well written.

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  8. I really like that last line. Am assuming it was made with one of 'those' smiles, and I like the image that conveys.

    Elizabeth

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  9. a sharp intake of the fresh air marks the end of separation, reunion is in the wir, what a stunning stir...

    very elegant theme take.
    cheers!

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  10. Thanks to:
    Weasel; Reunions don't always go the way you expect;
    Brenda; ...and no news isn't always good news.
    RiikaInfinityy; Having the use of a phone would have helped matters.
    Mary; We look back and laugh, but at the time...
    Diane; No short way of telling it, but nothing too serious.
    1sojournal; You got it - and it did leave a scar.
    Jingle; More of a gasp in the humidity of Bangkok.

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  11. Stan nice take on the prompt!
    I hate hospitals :(
    Pamela

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  12. So much mystery in this. Nice one.

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  13. Thanks to:
    Pamela; Me too.
    Anthony; More misunderstanding than mystery.

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  14. I did get it and I love the evidence demanded!

    http://thelaughinghousewife.wordpress.com

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  15. Thanks TLH; It all ended in smiles.

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  16. I found your poem rather intriguing... I definitely didn't feel reassured by your eventual reunion with your family, particularly with the hospital background which was very unsettling. Please tell me if I've got it wrong... lets hope I haven't!
    Nic

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  17. Thanks Nicola; This was 2002. A vist to England. Expected return date delayed due to my stay in hospital. For various reasons, I was unable to get the message across.

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  18. http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/the-celebrate-poet-of-june-award-plus-poetry-community-award/

    award notice,
    3 of them!

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  19. Thanks Jingle; I couldn't get in - I'll try again.

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