This just happened!

I was lying right here on my bed †
watching Tom Selleck as Jessie Stone  
with melancholy soundtrack music  

I love Jessie Stone, I have them all  
"Sea Change" is on now at the moment  

Suitcase, Jessie's name for him, ya' see  
has just awakened from a coma  

and says "I'll have a cappuccino" †
the nurse by his bed is screaming loud  

and then BAM - a voice - mine, says clearly  
"I forget when I last had no pain"  

I heard the words like it was the first  
well it was since last year till this year  

I've heard me say that in my head and  
out loud since the pain first started in  

that's why I always grab a journal  
and scribble ink on page after page  

and as time passes over each page  
the voice in my head says precisely  

"Tomorrow, I promise, tomorrow"  
and I write faster like chicken scratch  

like code only I can decipher  
and I furrow my brow and mutter  

"Tomorrow - what about tomorrow"  
It says "Oh, you know, about the pain"  

click of my tongue, reply in a huff  
"For years you've been a broken record  
Now tell me how this poem should end"  

The voice in my head shouts "I promise  
I told you, look, would I lie to you?"  

This is entered in the DUP competition "Promises".
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
Published | Edited 22nd Jan 2017
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