Poem: Cascading Etherees –  “Him Narrating Defeat of The Pillow Wall.” #wordhighjuly #amwriting #poetry #siping




Here siping beside you on our comfy, 

Stalwart bed; the pillows stacked so high.

“Why so many pillows? Explain what,

You need them all for because–

Babe, you don’t touch me and I, 

Miss you and your bright, 

Smile; as we delight, 

In us both, 





Now you, 

Build a pile, 

A pillow fort.

Are bed is divided, 

We can’t even see each —

Other; and it feels as if, 

We’re children playing games you  —

And I; forts being a fun thing in my past, 

Yet with you, there’s no fun only, silence.”


“I tried breaking down your wall once you woke, 

I said, ‘”I’ve had enough,”‘pillows flew, 

Throwing them on our bedroom floor, 

I brought you so close to me, 

Told you,’ “I missed you,

Please, let’s not fight you’re, 

right. I’ll spend more, 

Time with you, 

From now, 





At me in, 

Shock, smiling a —

Bit sleepily, 

Saying, ‘”My dream has come, 

True; but I need us to always, 

Be a priority in our —

Life, together;”‘and I smiled with hope, 

Held you, whispering:”Baby, me too.”‘ 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

8 thoughts on “Poem: Cascading Etherees –  “Him Narrating Defeat of The Pillow Wall.” #wordhighjuly #amwriting #poetry #siping

  1. rosemawrites July 15, 2016 / 7:04 am

    awwww. such a lovely scene you have created, Mandi! And I so loooove the ‘pillow fort’!!! So creative!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. maria July 15, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Awwee… Romance at its best.❤ “Baby me too…”~ so glad it ended with a hopeful note. Lovely etherees, Mandi!


  3. clcouch123 July 15, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    The walls of the fort represent a divide. The walls come down. We move on hopefully. Together. Metaphor playful, intimate, and challenging. Like most forts, you make this fort work hard–even to come down!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 July 15, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      Lol. Yeah, it’s funny how we love our forts, little kids or adults, in one form or another. Thanks again 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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