Who Will Stay? – National Poetry Month day 27 with Eric Ian Huffman

Welcome to National Poetry Month day twenty-seven.  This is the fifth and last week of National Poetry Month and I will have the guest poets Eric Ian Huffman, Rebecca Wolf-Nail, Shenanigan Cheesefield, me and YOU!

Today I have returning poet Eric Ian Huffman with a wonderfully thoughtful poem.  I definitely encourage you to check out his website link where he has more great writing.  Enjoy!

 

Who Will Stay?

Who will stay
Until we are old, pale, and grayed, bodies fallen?

Who will stay
When we are broken, when we haven’t words
Knowing our silence, taking our hand as we are stilled by fear?

Who will stay
Through our whispering insanity
Finding forgiveness, though unfair, their crucifixion?

Who will stay
Cut by razor-tongue
Bleeding from confusion’s wounds, yet still drawing us near?

Who will stay
Through the rain’s gray pain
Until distant morning sun gifts us hope again?

Who will stay
When summer’s butterflies are gone
When perched love birds know only lonely songs?

Who will stay
Through the tumors, illness, through disease?

Who will stay
Longer than a warm, summer evening’s dream?

Who will stay
Who will prove themselves not a fantasy?

Some may look the sky
Their question, merely, why?
All I ask, tell me, please
Who will stay?

Copyright 2014
Eric Ian Huffman
http://www.ericianhuffman.com

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