Ode to an Absent Love

Ode to an Absent Love

A Poem by Zoe Jay

There is an empty space in my heart

Waiting for one who is not here

The gap where he is not

Pains my soul


I sit and await and hope for some time

For even the shortest of moments

My heart will be whole

If he comes


I remember every second we snatched

From daily drudgery and routine

The memory warms me

Fights the cold


Will it ever be, will that time come?

Those questions I try not to ask

But ever they haunt me

I have to know


For I found someone who changed me

Who made me more than I was

Before I was incomplete

Now I am me


I endure the tests and take on the trial

I swallow the bitterness gladly

He will be worth the pain

If I can survive


I didn’t know that I was lost and empty

But I found another part of me

Found a wonderful thing

I found the one


I exist without him but I know no joy

For he gave himself to another

So I simply wait and ache

And miss him


I am devoted to one as distant as the sun

I gave my heart away to him

I crossed that bridge

And I fell


And so I need him and I cannot forget

For that great empty space

Hurts me every second

I love him


© 2013 Zoe Jay

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This is an excellent write. An ode of powerful pain.

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Added on July 29, 2011
Last Updated on July 28, 2013
Tags: love, absence, misery, lonesomeness, loneliness, sadness, heartbreak, contemplation, future, past, melancholy, pain, waiting, wondering, uncertainty, trials, adversity, life, risks


Zoe Jay
Zoe Jay

Los Angeles, CA

I come from Fife, in Scotland, and I now live in Los Angeles and run a business in the music industry. I've been writing poetry for about as long as I could write! I had a poetry collection published .. more..

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