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
Much 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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© 2022 Miss Sharon


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Les
Your lovely poem throws into doubt that saying about “it’s better to have loved and lost…….” I sometimes wonder whether we’d better off protecting ourselves by maintaining a cold heart but, then, where would the world be if we all did that?

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Miss Sharon

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Thank you Les for your kind review of this write! ~Sharon
Les

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You're more than welcome.



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Les
Your lovely poem throws into doubt that saying about “it’s better to have loved and lost…….” I sometimes wonder whether we’d better off protecting ourselves by maintaining a cold heart but, then, where would the world be if we all did that?

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Miss Sharon

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Thank you Les for your kind review of this write! ~Sharon
Les

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You're more than welcome.
So beautiful yet painful. Memories they haunt us and the demons of our past unleash mostly in the late hours of our loneliness. Nicely done.

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Miss Sharon

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Thank you so much for your lovely review! I appreciate you. ~Sharon
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Gee
It is every parents worst nightmare to lose a child. Couldn't begin to know how you feel.
This is a beautifully written piece that goes someway to explain the loss and how the memories of him keep this feeling alive.
Good morning.
Hope you are well

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for your kind and compassionate response to this write Gee. I appreciate you. ~Sharon
This is painfully, painfully beautiful. I'm struck by the image of memories like broken clocks, brief flashes of the things you actually want to remember while the absence looms larger than any one of them. If this is you, I'm sorry that you should have to go through something like this.

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for your kind and compassionate response to this write. This IS about me unfortuna.. read more
The loss of a child is one that doesn't soften with time. A grief that is always present Sharon. A beautiful composition that touches this reader's heart. Sending you a hug my friend.

Chris

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much Chris for your beautiful review! And also for the nice hug which is appreciated. ~Sha.. read more
Oh dear! I truly hope that this is not You, the first verse was hauntingly impressive to set everything inside my heart and brain. That's what the silence of the night does... it strikes us with even our buried pains, a heart written piece of honest emotions. do take care of yourself there~ here is sending some Love and warm Hugs~

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Yes, this is about me so I do appreciate your warm hugs! They are needed. ~Sharon
those silent tears can be deafening.
a beautiful but really sad write.
that door to memories of a loved one is never locked...
not even closed, but always ajar.
j.

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

So very true Jacob. Thank you for reading and commenting my friend. ~Sharon
There is no specified time for grieving. Its length depends on those affected, and some take a lot longer than others. Some find reminiscences triggered by chance encounters, things that suddenly remind them of the departed. It's a process that must be allowed to take its course.

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

(It's a process that must be allowed to take its course.) How right you are John. Thanks for reading.. read more
Miss Sharon, this was beautifully written with heart felt sadden emotions!
My Aunt Edna lost her husband to cancer, and then a few years later her daughter died with cancer. She said it was painful to lose her husband, but it was for more painful when she lost her daughter! Again I am sorry for your loss!

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for your beautifully compassionate response to this write Kathy. It was actually m.. read more
KATHY SUE SILLS

1 Month Ago

You are welcome!
i love your rhyming poetry & your metre is always perfect.
sigh! i usually struggle with metre.
cheerio carola

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Awwwwwww! Thanks so much sweetie...but I think you do quite well with meter. ~Sharon
Carola

1 Month Ago

sometimes i do

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