A Trick on Life by M. Taggart

The silhouette of a young boy walking in the woods with diffused rays of sunshine
Image Source: Snappa

I played a trick on life
and trusted it.
Along with what my mind delivered;
the opening of a door, the murmur
of a child, the running feet from
a few rooms away until finally
they were no longer away, but here.
As if when having thought about life
with him, long before conception,
was a reality. And somehow, it was.
Much like the storm you feel coming.
Instincts materializing internally,
for no one other than yourself,
and the first drop falls, then you
hear the thunder- five years apart.
Life knew I was listening all along.


Matt Taggart is a loving husband, father, and author of the award-winning short story, ‘Bodies In The Basement’. Visit Writer M. Taggart to read more of his thoughts and writing.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Matt writes of love, anticipation, and the longing for a child. At times, intuition and desire come together to create tiny miracles. And those running feet emerged from the deep recesses of the mind and heart. Life often gives us what we desire the most. We must keep the hope alive. A lovely trick on life.
    Congratulations Matt!

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  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    This is so beautiful, Matt. Wonderful.

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    1. Terveen, your words are uplifting and reading them, for me, is much like reading a timeless poem. Thank you. I’m thrilled this piece (which was written directly for your publication) has been published with you. Thank you again, I hope your day treats you well. -Matt.

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      1. Thank you, Jeff. Much appreciated! I didn’t intend on leaving two comments lol apparently I failed at placing my reply to Terveen in the correct location 🙂


    1. Good morning and thank you, Simmi!

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      1. Simmi says:

        Good morning!


  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Your imagery is always superb.

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    1. Thank you. Very kind of you to say.

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  4. jonicaggiano says:

    What a beautiful piece. I love the way that love and memories are mixed along side of nature and the last line summed up this poem so beautifully Matt. Always a pleasure to read your work. Hugs, Joni

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    1. Hi Joni, thank you 🙂 I very much enjoyed writing this and even reading it when done. I hope you are exceptionally well!

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        I am thank you Matt. I know what you mean about liking something you wrote after reading. Sometimes it takes me a couple of days. It was lovely. Have a wonderful day. ❤️🤗🌹

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