Sunday, February 21, 2016

Since you have gone


Sorrow swims in my tears
Eggs fall from my broken basket
I am like a sheep sheared
Since you have gone

I feel like chasing you
Orpheus and Eurydice
For I am missing you so much
Now you're not here

I keep memories of you
Sorting through those sweet remains
Photos, perfume, a lock of hair
Which is not wise

Pilgrims suffer of course
My sorrow has a jagged edge
It hurts so much without you
Future unknown

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23 comments:

  1. Can we ever part completely? Or do we wish to go to Hades and bring love alive again? I think we need to keep the memories, it does sound wise to me.

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  2. It is not human to not look back and seek and miss the ones we love..is it not wise to touch what they touched..bring back the memories..or is it testament to living and being? I think the latter..

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  3. physical absence is so overwhelming and sometimes memories are not enough...still every minute we acquire patience and strength to bear sorrow....

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  4. the sorrow of separation... the ultimate muse.

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  5. your imagery is so sharp, one cannot help but be drawn into a web of empathy. I absolutely luv that opening Line "Sorrow swims in my tears"

    have a beautiful creative Sunday

    much love...

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  6. longing can be such a strong feeling

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  7. This poem breaks my heart a little, and then makes it whole again. Loss is a terrible thing, an emptier of soul... With the anniversary of my little brother's death so near (in 7 days), your poem hits home... and stays there.

    Wonderfully written. ♥

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  8. I feel the desperation...~ peace to you

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  9. Really well done. I particularly like that first stanza.

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  10. Oh those memories that keep haunting us....beautiful!

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  11. Your poem overflows with sadness, with longing, with hopelessness. The sweet remains are little more than a flickering candle in the gloom.

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  12. I am like a sheep sheared since you are gone.....what a marvellous description of lost warmth and union.

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  13. ah...the pangs of heartbreak.hazards of having a heart :)

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  14. This is very sad really. It is hard to live without someone who is no longer there. I would hope that the future that is 'unknown' might bring a few good thing. There is always hope around the corner.

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  15. You have some great lines in here. I felt sad reading this. The loss is palpable, the last line leaves such an emptiness. I like the deep feelings depicted here.

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  16. You really made me feel it with your words.

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  17. May you dream dreams of happiness and togetherness tonight Old Egg. Very dear and heartfelt. :)

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  18. What I meant by togetherness, is a dream about you and your beloved together again in a state of happiness. :)

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  19. I keep memories of you
    Sorting through those sweet remains
    Photos, perfume, a lock of hair

    Hey so much love and lasting in these lines
    Wish you many happy dreams of togetherness

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  20. So strong, "future unknown," because it is unknown to us, it is a place for escape and all possibilities.

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