The Mail Van

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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The Mail Van


I’ve been watching for the mail van

to bring to me some news,

perhaps a letter from you

would give to me some clues;

for I know not what you’re thinking,

don’t know what you intend,

is this still a romance

or have we reached the end.


I see the mail van slowing down,

looks like there’s mail for me.

I’ll walk towards the mail box

and then I’ll get to see.

My pulse is beating ten to one,

I can’t deny the thrills,

but soon there is the comedown

when all I find is bills.


So back towards the house I trudge,

disappointment’s what I feel

for now I’ll wait another day

in hope to know what’s real.

Please write a simple letter

and give to me a clue;

I really have no notion of

how much I mean to you.



Submitted: January 09, 2021

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Mike S.

A fine, yet bitter-sweet poem, Hull

Sat, January 9th, 2021 8:56pm


Thanks for giving it a read, Mike.

Sat, January 9th, 2021 1:17pm

88 fingers

We've all been there, but there are those who think it only happened to them. Good poem.

Sat, January 9th, 2021 11:16pm


Thanks, 88. That's true enough, although I have to admit this was not a personal poem.

Sun, January 10th, 2021 10:42am


With a heavy, heavy dose of nostalgia for the days before email, FB, WhatsApp and all the rest. Is the epistolary romance really dead? I fear so.

Sun, January 10th, 2021 4:59pm


Ha! Yep, more than likely, Adam, although I've got to admit this was in no way a personal poem.
Thanks for giving it a read.

Sun, January 10th, 2021 10:35am

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