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My HannyDel Farewell*

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on April 9, 2016 at 7:10 AM


Calling yourself Hanny, you challenged me

To reveal who you might be by guessing

The whims and wherefores of your bonhomie.

Deflecting contretemps sent me teasing;

Like Hannibal took the Alps by crossing

The range, unimpressed by the majesty,

Your charming smile, spilled your identity!


The ice thus broke, you dismissed Hannibal

Whence long full name, much brisker Hanny trims

Mindful of the abysmal interval

In time and space and plethora of dreams

Turned poignant memories of fettered whims:

Looking me up was your pleasant surprise

On Facebook chat we called you Angel Eyes!!


We reckoned begot of desperation

That across the seas, for me you reached out

You must have been much starved for attention

Of this we harbored very little doubt

Prompting me thence, this thought to fret about:

You could have been my very own daughter

Save my being disowned by your mother!!!


You flattered me for thinking that you find

In me your friend, although we’ve never met

Nor got the chance compare the woes behind

We gladly left or ventured to forget

You are the loss I mourn with deep regret:

Such is our lot, we both, of woman born,

Sans being asked, we got cajoled in scorn.


*This is an attempt to reprise a relationship in cyberspace. Her name was Alison Delight. She poked me on Facebook introducing herself as Hanny-Del. She sought me out explicitly hoping connecting with me could bridge her perceived disconnect with her mother. One night we were Facebook chatting when she said, “I feel sick with chest pain.” We got disconnected and I learned five days ago from her mother that she died, 1-Apr-2016, of congestive cardiac/pulmonary collapse.

©2016, Constancio S Asumen Jr ~>


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