Elizabeth Melton Parsons


A Poem: Six O’clock

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Six O’clock

Ten minutes till six,

She knows he’ll be home soon.

She waits, wondering.

Has she done everything?

Did she do it right?

Is today the day she’ll be good enough?

No, never good enough,

But he can be charming,

Until he changes.

Leave, she needs to leave,

Get out, before he comes.

Where? No place to go.

He’d find her.

Bring her home.

Desperate now.

Did he have some drinks?

A good day? A bad day?

Is dinner OK?

One minute till six,

Heart pounding now.

Slight trembling runs over her limbs.

He’s here,


It’ll be OK,

Until he changes.

©Elizabeth Melton Parsons

From Soaring Dreams~Daunting Reality


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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