security guard

SO SAD…HARD TO KNOW JUST WHAT LIES BEYOND THE VEIL OF PROFESSIONAL COURTESY. BEEN THERE BUT HAVEN’T DONE THAT. I’M GETTING THE HELP NEEDED!

No Talent For Certainty

i’d leave work late a lot of days,
he’d greet me by the door;
he worked security, night-shift,
right there on the ground floor

he was a talker, genial;
he’d ask about the day –
and wish us well till next time as
we’d set out on our way

a youngish man of roughly thirty
who’d just had a child;
his temperament was lively
and his disposition mild

he’d left the air force right before
he came to work with us;
his time in combat was the one thing
he would not discuss

the holidays are on us now,
the air grows cold outside;
and i just got the news
that he committed suicide

i do not understand, but feel
the sad and crushing weight –
i didn’t think
i never thought
and now it is
too late

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

2 thoughts on “security guard

  1. Brenda Davis Harsham

    I’m glad you’re getting help. Such a sad post. One of my neighbors just made that very bad decision. She left three bewildered kids, all still in school, and a shell-shocked husband. We are all distressed. I’m so sad she was quietly suffering. But her poor kids.

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