THE IMPACT OF HIS ABSENCE

THE IMPACT OF HIS ABSENCE

A Poem by Miss Sharon
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THE IMPACT OF HIS ABSENCE

The impact of his absence is
Quite deeper so it seems,
Than imprints of his presence in
My thoughts and in my dreams.

He enters by a door that I
So surely thought was locked,
And stirs each image there within
My mind like broken clocks.

How can this be I say to me
How did this all begin?
Can thoughts bestir the memories
Of things held deep within?

When night has come to settle 'round
And fill the heart with fear,
I lay me down and try to sleep
Betrayed by silent tears.
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Sharon Peeples 2020

© 2020 Miss Sharon


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The contradictory heart and mind can sometimes feel like jello that never quite sets, leaving us with such fluid thoughts and feelings that they act like a roaring river,, doomed to never rest.
We conclude and accept rationale in the cold light of day, but heart and mind rarely read those memos and forever replay the aches.
Beautifully captured Sharon.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much Lorry for you very kind and perceptive review of this write. I appreciate you! ~Sh.. read more



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Your word economy is beautiful.

I'm afraid to say more without being hypocritical.



Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your kind words! ~Sharon
G, David D

3 Weeks Ago

My pleasure.
dearest Sharon... you have touched the keys that play our broken heart...
with chords interlocked... a melody of divine grace when I look upon his face...
albeit but a dream. gently, Pat

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Miss Sharon

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! ~Sharon
Beautifully written Sharon. The pain in your poem was palpable and touched me. ~ Helena ~

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

3 Weeks Ago

You also have touched me with your king words in review! Thank you. ~Sharon
I have not dealt with this sort of close partner (I'm assuming) loss and although you have presented your feeling in a beautifully done form, it remains a situation I hope I never go through
At times we need an off-on button to back seat difficult memories
Take Care

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Dave for your kind and compassionate words! ~Sharon
This is one of the finest examples I've read in weeks where a poet (you!) has crafted a zinging rhyme & rhythm bouncing along, yet the message is even more zippy & takes center stage. It's been a discussion in some of my reviews lately about how sometimes form usurps message, but here you've perfected the balance between the two. I also love how this sounds sorta like a "poor me" piece but then there's this playful tongue-in-cheek aspect that makes us know this narrator is not seriously bugged by this . . . maybe even kinda looking for the interloper at times (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much my friend for the lovely review! Muchly appreciated! ~Sharon
You've opened your memory box and horror of horrors: found a very strange, painful and icy cold emptiness. Seems what you thought had evaporated, never has. and scarily, might never entirely go. Tis the thinking time in bed, alone, that.. emptiness hits most.

You've written so lyrically, grammatically, emotionally. Sharon, this tragedy makes enormous impact..

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

I really appreciate your beautiful and compassionate response to this write my sweet friend. Thank y.. read more
emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Reading, understanding just a little, is all one can give these days. But, better a little somethin.. read more
Oh, my friend, the emotional pain in this write is palpable! When we lie down, all our memories dance in our psyches and sometimes the wrong ones come to the forefront. May your dreams only be pleasant, Sharon. Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much my sweet friend for your beautiful response to this write. I would expect nothing .. read more
How beautifully written is this

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much Cassie for your kind words! Sharon
what a great poem .. into me ol' library it goes Sharon .. first verse is just killer .. impact of his absence deeper than his presence ... so profound and cool says i! its a treat to read such a well rhymed and rhythm'd poem that has a huge universal relatability to it ... our thoughts direct our feelings .. i have no doubt about that ... (tho that debate rages on) the closing is so sublime in suffering and enduring .. i really appreciate you sharing this fine poem ... as always :) peace love and joy
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thank you kind sir for your very nice review! Much appreciated. ~Sharon
Loved this beautifully rhymed poem on missing a beloved gone. Great, lilting flow...

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for your very kind review! ~Sharon

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My name is Sharon, I am a retired piano teacher, I love the mountains where I hike and snowshoe, have had several poems published and love to write. I also love to read almost anything I can get my ha.. more..

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