The Next Day

The Next Day

A Poem by Emma Keynes

A poem about the sadness and loneliness of losing someone.

The Next Day

A day later,
I thought all that was left was a smoldering pile of rubble.

I imagined that the moment the sun disappeared,
His heart ceased to beat.
I opened my mouth and tried to scream,
But I couldn't.

Now his house is empty
And I am filled with a sadness I can't soothe.

So now I'm not alone in being alone,
Because when grandfathers die,
They're still alive in your heart.
And you're not alone.

© 2013 Emma Keynes

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Emma, i really like this. i love the line "I imagined the moment the sun disappeared, his heart ceased t beat." Great poetic line and i love the imagery of the smoldering pile of rubble.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Oh Emma. This is beautiful. He is with you, always.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Emma Keynes

7 Years Ago

Thank you, Angi.

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Added on May 4, 2013
Last Updated on May 4, 2013
Tags: grandfather, death, beat, heart, love, sadness, sad, grandfathers, alone


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