Mo's Manic Monday - 1000

Posted: Monday, April 07, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to another Manic Monday with Morgen. Don't forget to cruise by MM HQ at It's A Blog Eat Blog World. Today's theme is 1000.

I wrote this on Friday.

A Thousand Times

A thousand times he walked with her.
A thousand times she smiled.
A thousand times he talked with her,
A thousand times, deep in the night.

A thousand times they did embrace.
A thousand times they danced.
A thousand times he watched her face.
A thousand times, entranced.

A thousand times they stole the hours.
A thousand times, more precious still.
A thousand times, and time devoured.
A thousand times, together until...

A thousand times he held her.
A thousand times she cried.
A thousand times he loved her.
A thousand times, and then he died.


  1. I haven't done Manic Monday...but couldn't read this and not tell you how touched I am.

    big sigh

  1. Wow, Travis... this is incredible. True love put so beautifully into amazing words. I'm very impressed... and 'moved'.

  1. Whooof!!! Ya, what Mom 'Bean said. This is WOOFENDERFUL poem.

  1. Gattina says:

    Very nice poeme !

  1. Beautifully done. Poignant at the end.

  1. Matt-Man says:

    Thanks for the Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up Travis. Cheers!!

  1. Jamie says:

    Nothing quite prepares you for having half your heart torn away. It takes awhile to forgive the betrayal and start loving them again.

  1. Julie says: i'm sad. You're a very powerful writer my friend.


  1. jennifer says:

    How is that a football playing Marine wanna be can be such a softie? Don't you know you are supposed to be a tough guy? Obviously you are darn near perfect and your Lady-love is truly blessed.

    If my Husband wrote poetry for me I believe it would sound like this:

    Violets are blue
    And roses are red
    You know I love you
    Get into my bed.

    Warms the heart doesn't it?

    I hope that your week is lovely!


  1. Sanni says:

    Beautiful, Trav! Thank you so much for sharing - I´m off to get some tissues now...

  1. the teach says:

    Oh Travis, you've got soul! That was beautiful! You not just a college basketball jock! :D

  1. Mo says:

    Here I thought it was going to be post # 989 of your One Thousand Basketball posts (grin) and you go and surprise me by writing something that touched me and makes me smile sadly...
    You're a multi-talented man, full of surprises!

  1. he died? ohhh no! beautiful writing trav. i want him to come back though...

    smiles, bee

  1. Wow - this is amazing and deeply moving.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    That was beautiful Trav, but such a sad ending. :(

  1. Bond says:

    Once again, your words have touched me deeply.

    Thank you Travis

  1. That poem kind of hurts. Beautifully done. But it hurts anyway.

  1. thanks for stopping by!
    you got me all gushy on Monday.

    Nice Poem.

  1. It's beautiful and sad all rolled into one. You rock Travis. Have a great MM. Big hug. :)

  1. Kimmie says:

    Oh My Goodness...this was so beautiful and yet so sad at the end. My heart is aching and I need a hug and a tissue now.

    Travis you are one very sweet man. I agree, your lady is truly blessed to have you to spend the rest of her life with. Warm Hugs my friend.

  1. Jeff B says:


    Nicely done.

  1. very nice trev, boy did I screw up my picks in the final two, both of them lost.

  1. Dana says:

    Those aren't tears in my eyes...I, um, ran into something.

    Awesome poem, Trav.

  1. Jay says:

    Very, very cool.

  1. Travis says:

    Katherine: I appreciate that.

    Alice: I'm glad you liked it.

    Reba: Thanks pup!

    Gattina: Thanks!

    Anthony: I thought the ending suited the mood.

    Matt: Well, at least Cheryl is on tonight!

    Jamie: I'm fortunate not to have felt what I wrote about.

    Julie: Don't be sad!

    Jennifer: I'm just a sappy romantic.

    Sanni: I should have had some tissues on standby.

    Teach: More than meets the eye, eh?

    Mo: One does one's best!

    Bee: I suppose the woman in the poem does too.

    Misty: Thank you.

  1. Travis says:

    Akelamalu: Sometimes that's the only ending you can have.

    V: Thank you Sir.

    Lois: Thanks dear.

    Charles: Yes it does.

    DailyPanic: Welcome!

    Sandee: Thanks dear.

    Kimmie: Hugs.

    Jeff: Thank you Sir.

    Sarge: Mine are done too.

    Dana: Next time I'll have tissues handy.

    Jay: I appreciate that.

  1. ahh.....that was lovely.

  1. Those are awesome Trav!! Perfect pictures for you words =)

  1. Gads, Travis...This poem makes me want to blow my brains out! <:(

  1. Meribah says:

    That was very thought-provoking, Trav. Thank you for sharing! :)

  1. Linda says:

    Wow, Travis. Just wow.

  1. Travis says:

    Mimi: That means a lot.

    CWM: Thanks!

    Starr: I thought the pictures did enhance the words pretty well.

    Lana: Don't do it!

    Meri: The more I read this one, the more I appreciate it.

    Linda: **bows, tips hat**

  1. Turnbaby says:

    That's just lovely--poignant and lovely.

  1. Dottie says:

    Beautifully written!

  1. Jamie says:

    Wow! That poem coming this week. You get over the grief. You get over the anger. You learn to laugh again, but whoever tried to leave by dying never does.