"Poetry & Rhymes" by William Hancock

“Through The Curtain”

Through The Curtain

As he sat in his cold dark room,

Scratching his ear as he thought,

He peers through the curtain, towards the moon,

Remembering a life he had sought.


He thinks of a time, and gets a grin,

Remembering his children as they played,

His wife,.. . as she kissed his chin,

Oh, those were such beautiful days.


Why has God forsaken me so?

He asked of himself, in knots.

All are gone, and I am old,

And death comes for me not?


Lingering, in his memories,

He looks towards a photograph,

Of an orchard full of apple trees,

A group of family as they laughed.


His dreams are of a happier time,

When the sun had shined on his face,

Of friends and family, and drinking wine,

And kids running all over the place.


Now he’s old, and all alone,

Everyone he loved has gone,

He waits for the day, he goes home,

To be again, with everyone.



William Hancock © All Rights Reserved


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Poem on Image:  placed by; written by  William Hancock © 2015′

23 responses

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    one has to catch their breath from the emotion you have written within each line
    Beautiful, yet very haunting, I am sure more than you will ever know will be touched by this post…so many can relate on some level
    Take Care…You Matter…

    Liked by 2 people

    March 28, 2015 at 7:05 pm

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      Thank You MaryRose ♥,
      I’m glad the emotions, his pain and loneliness, the emptiness,
      the haunting, but warm, memories of his yesterdays, his missing and
      longing to be with his loved ones once again, his sadness in it all came across.

      Thank You for such a compliment.. . I’m Honored. 😉

      Bill ❤


      March 29, 2015 at 7:58 am

  2. Belíssimo…..

    Liked by 2 people

    March 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm

  3. Esse poema é bonito demais!!! You can dress it or undresses the words …. In each way it touch you…. In other many ways it can reach you…. and you can’t denied it….

    Liked by 1 person

    April 3, 2015 at 7:07 pm

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      Thank You Mirna.. . 😉 ❤


      April 4, 2015 at 7:11 am

  4. A very poignant poem Bill.. My thoughts drift and yes as we get older the days space out as visits from your children get less, as their families take priority

    You have a gifted Pen Bill, and a sensitive heart .. And I look forward to following your Window of Poetry….
    I can not promise to catch every one, as at the last count I follow around 360 WP blogs.. 🙂 so have a mad catch up every so often.. People get used to me 🙂 dropping by in chunks LOL…

    Many thanks for guiding me here…
    We have two mutual friends Maryrose and Aqueleana 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Sue xxx

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    May 30, 2015 at 1:52 am

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      Thank You Sue. ❤

      Bill 😉

      I have a little bit of the same problem, not sure how many I follow, but I know it’s a lot. Sometimes when I’m going through the feed I see one or two I haven’t seen in ages, it gets hard. Plus I work, so it takes away from staying on top of it. Most of my popping by people’s posts comes from likes and comments on my posts, that and spotting them around the web. I use the feed to spot those I haven’t seen in a while, and/or have slipped my mind,.. . and try to keep up on everybody.
      I Try.. .☺

      Later Sue.. .☺ ❤

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      May 30, 2015 at 7:18 am

      • I am the same… 🙂 yes we Try! 🙂 Enjoy and thank you for popping around some of my posts too 🙂 Very much appreciated x

        Liked by 1 person

        May 30, 2015 at 8:03 am

  5. I related to this. It’s beautifully written and “through the curtain” caught my attention. Yes, it is haunting to think each of us are headed down the same direction that some of our loved ones have already tread. It would be wonderful to see my Daddy and grandparents again. I wonder if the curtain can be passed through and we get a glimpse of them or we can be with them. No one ever came back to give the answer. This poem really made me think. Thanks.

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    June 2, 2015 at 9:02 pm

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      Thank You,
      and You’re Welcome.. . 😉 ❤


      Thank You for the Twitter Tweet. ❤


      June 3, 2015 at 8:03 am

  6. "A Curious Mind"

    Reblogged this on "A Curious Mind".


    June 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm

  7. Tragically beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    June 6, 2015 at 3:02 am

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      Thank You Darren


      Liked by 1 person

      June 6, 2015 at 7:21 am

  8. Mustered this again and I have to say… it truly is brilliant. I love it. Keep Smiling 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    July 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm

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      ☺ Well,
      again Thank You,
      Coming from you that means a lot,.. . Poet.

      Liked by 1 person

      July 2, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      • I’ve just read my message back… “MUSTERED”?? *Just read (lol).

        Well deserved my friend!

        Liked by 1 person

        July 3, 2015 at 8:20 am

  9. MsTranquility

    This is hauntingly beautiful, Bill ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    August 8, 2015 at 9:41 am

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      Thank You again Serena.. .♥

      Liked by 1 person

      August 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      • MsTranquility

        You’re welcome! ❤

        Liked by 1 person

        August 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm

  10. I felt sadness and wistfulness in this piece.

    Liked by 1 person

    October 16, 2015 at 5:26 pm

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      October 16, 2015 at 5:38 pm

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