NaPoWriMo Day #6

Following the prompt more faithfully today – as it’s a form I have never come across or tried before. And Aubade.

 In the strictest sense of the term, an aubade is a song from a door or window to a sleeping woman.

Which is the interpretation here – though I have an idea for another which I may post tomorrow. Seeing as its my son’s birthday tomorrow so I may skip the prompt.


By Scott Bailey © 2015


I pause at the door
Look down
At the mess on the floor
Think wryly
Don’t trip on my shoes

I don’t want to go
Believe me in that
Some things just cannot be
I hope you find
Happiness one day

I could not say goodbye
I am sorry
The chance was gone
Give the kids
A big hug from me

And cry, if you can
Hate me, if it helps
Feel the shape of the hole
I have blasted
In your heart

And fill it to the brim
And overflowing
With new loves and laughter
The heal and hold
You in his arms

My time is over
I turn away
Walking through this door
Unable to refuse the finger of death



3 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day #6

  1. scottishmomus Mon April 13 2015 / 8:12 pm

    I felt this. The unexpected nature of its ending had me reading again to check the facts, how it had unfolded. As a view from a window it is cleverly done. A last look goodbye. Very much enjoyed, Scott.


    • thehouseofbailey Tue April 14 2015 / 12:34 pm

      Thank you – its the only way I can envisage I would leave my wife and family so that’s what made me add the prompt.

      Liked by 1 person

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