Poem: Abort


even when all systems say go
and blue skies beckon
like a smile that never ends,
it’s best to hold back,
to stop
and think
that any decision taken now

at this pining hiatus,
however right it may seem,
might turn our worlds
into something neither wants.
Your face, your smile.
Those eyes.
I shall wear them inside

© copyright David F. Barker 2013



  1. journeyintopoetry · January 31, 2013

    Love this one.

    Difficult to do when “all systems say go” 🙂


  2. Playamart - Zeebra Designs · January 31, 2013

    very nice! z


  3. lscotthoughts · January 31, 2013

    Aww…I love this, David, so beautiful! I hope you are well! I was away for awhile and missed your wonderful poetry! 🙂


  4. rangewriter · February 1, 2013

    Interesting…but what of opportunities lost? 😉 Devil’s advocate.


  5. Mark Kerstetter · February 5, 2013

    I like this poem, how full the word “worlds”, how two worlds can come close, almost touch, then go back into their own orbits – yet, that almost touch deepens them yet more.


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