In A Parallel Universe

in a parallel universe

there was no accident

you are still alive

and bound for old age

.

in a parallel universe

you are still there with us

lives lived together

a whole family

.

in a parallel universe

that cursed granite stone

remains un-mined

forever un-etched

.

in a parallel universe

I wasn’t forced to curse

a god or a trinity

for taking you from me

.

in a parallel universe

you found your happiness

the fates smiled on you

and you gloriously remain

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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on January 20, 2016, in Poetry, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 59 Comments.

  1. This is wonderful and enigmatic!

  2. Whew! This is powerful. Sharing now.

  3. I hope that parallel universe exists John…and who can say for sure that it doesn’t?
    Very moving.

  4. Just enough info to be clear, and just enough pain to be poignant.

  5. This is both vague and clear. The pain is real enough to reach out, good stuff!

  6. I tried to buy a train ticket to Parallel Universe. They were all sold out. Too many folks wanting to go there to be with loved ones.

  7. I read grief expressed through anger. The parallel opening lines add to the stark beauty of this poem.

    e. e. cummings: “listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door. Let’s go.”

  8. beautiful!

  9. amazing piece of writ-up.

  10. I can relate to this pain ❤

  11. A powerful piece as ever, if only we could access this place as I’m sure they exist.

  12. Literally and Scientifically……..A parallel universe exists very next to us- yet invisible! Thanks for a beautifully woven poem of thoughts. Poetry with a touch of philosophy, ambiguity and Science- https://atheneronin.wordpress.com/

  13. And here, in your heart, this person also remains. Clearly… Beautiful poem, John! Poignant, painful, a little wistful, and deeply moving. Impossible to read it, and not “be” in it…

  14. excellent on many levels, this is a well-crafted and relative poem. 🙂

  15. Great imagination on this one John!
    Loved it 🙂

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