Death & Dying, Life & Living, Love, Poetry

missing you


missing you

Dedicated to everyone who has ever lost someone.

missing you

©2016 punkie  

a girl is born, a mother dies
find truth in their entangled lives

seasons change, and leaves they fall
then winter, spring, and summer call

i turn to look and there you are,
everywhere: first near, then far

i find you in the tears i shed
in what i did and what you said

in tea for two and clementines
the good, the bad, the ugly times

embedded in the flights above
between the lines in songs of love

cherished moments like pictures slide
remember how we laughed and cried?

the hourglass gets tipped again
clocks tick tock of mice and men

too soon we end our human lives
on reapers’ cold and bloody knives

i reach out quick to touch your hand
too late: you’re in the promised land

my chest becomes a gaping hole
cleaves my heart, then bares my soul

i miss you in the months and days,
write poetry, and prose, and plays

but perfect words don’t fill the gaps
when trumpets play our final taps

in deep despair, your voice is clear
“don’t worry darling, i’m still here”

i hold you close, sing high and low
surrender to grief’s ebbs and flows

your spirit settles at my side
forgets to either seek or hide

then you’re gone until tomorrow
eternal life meets earthly sorrow


©2016 Susan Macaulay. I invite you to share my poetry widely, but please do not reblog or copy and paste my poems into other social media without my permission. Thank you.

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