Half a Hemisphere Away

Half a hemisphere away
I hear the things
You do not say.
I hear the thundering of your heart.
It tears my life and soul apart.
It echoes in my head and ears,
I tremble on the bed in tears,
I see you sitting, far, alone,
Silent like a block of stone,
With your head against the wall
Wishing, praying I would call …
Someday, I suppose I might
In the middle of the night.
While you lie there, softly dreaming,
When your heart has ceased its screaming,
When I’ve long since ceased to weep …
I wish you would go to sleep.
I wish the thundering would cease,
And let me lie and dream in peace.

― Written by Anna Vera Williams at Age 23

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Anna Vera Williams is a poet, a photographer, a blogger, and a webmaster. She is the webmaster of Poems, Poets, & Poetry, which provides poetry resources and allows other poets to showcase their work. Her photographs can be found at Anna Vera's Photography, and her books and photos can be purchased at Lulu.com.

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3 Responses to “Half a Hemisphere Away”

  1. janetleigh Says:

    Oh WOW, Anna. You’ve captured what could be some of my own thoughts while falling asleep with a current love on my mind so many years ago… Your writing astounds me. Truth.


  2. Brian Says:

    I hear the things
    You do not say

    very nice.

  3. writerwoman Says:

    When your heart has ceased its screaming,

    great line!

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