A Clairvoyant.

I can see your boarding house now,
A spacious, two-storied bungalow
That overlooked the blue-water harbour.
Your rambling house had good prospects.

There were boarders, like me, coming and going:
Some were short-term: some were long-term.
I had a bedroom with a view upstairs:
We dined and watched television downstairs.

It was a case of upstairs, downstairs.
You believed in me as a man, a student:
You listened when I found study difficult,
You insisted that I finish the course.

Thanks partly to you, I did graduate then,
With a degree that opened doors in teaching;
Doors that would otherwise have been closed.
But there was more to you than that...

For you were a spiritualist, a medium:
You were in touch with the other side.
You spoke of the light or dark aura I had.
An aura of happiness: an aura of dejection.

You advised me to trust the voice of intuition,
Which has served me well in many a crisis.
You predicted that I would live a long life;
You were an angel and I know your spirit lives.

-20 May,2016.

by Michael Walker

Comments (25)

the woman really was good heart by born; your poetic expression is really superb on the remembrance life; I enjoyed
It is so nice when others realty care and direct us. A fulfilling poem.
Beautiful lines: : For you were a spiritualist, a medium: You were in touch with the other side. You spoke of the light or dark aura I had. An aura of happiness: an aura of dejection...thanks
Many times we succeed just because someone else believes that we can. A very touching poem. Thanks for sharing.
A great tribute to your landlady indeed who was much more than that- an inspiration and a motivating force. How nice that you acknowledge it 'Thanks partly to you, I did graduate then'. Thanks. For you were a spiritualist, a medium: You were an angel and I know your spirit lives.
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