By Charles Robert Lindholm
You’re supposed to be brave
You’re not supposed to cry
but I fumbled with my smile each time
I was forced to mumble, Hi!
Sitting in the airport
for a ten day business trip
I can keep the tears from falling
If I bite my upper lip
I was ambushed at the front door
with the truth about her lies
there were no hugs or kisses
when we said our last good-byes
She disguised the clues so cleverly
she didn’t want me to know
and now, no vow could hold her
she’s packing up to go
I found out way to late
standing in a line
waiting at the gate
I fumbled with my smile, again
offering up my name
as my broken heart reminds me
Life won’t be the same
© 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
4-1-2017 April Fools Day 6:30 a.m.
Please visit – “Decisions” by Linda Rose of Scatterednotebooks!
This wonderful poem provided the inspiration for my poem here and I owe her a huge Thank You for the line – “fumbling with my smile”!! This tiny inspirational seed grew into “I Fumbled With My Smile”. Gold Stars for Linda who has now joined my “Inspirators Gang” (someone who has provided the seed, the spark that spawned a poem from me).
This is yet another example of the benefit of keeping a Word Bank when you run across something that hits you as Great! I made a deposit in Linda’s account in my Word Bank for “I fumbled with my smile” and Boom, now it has paid dividends!!
Please go and visit Linda/Scatterednotebooks and check out her wonderful works!!