Terence G. Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


Dearly Departed Leaves Echoing Silences


I came looking for you
as I do several times a day

as minutes pass hours slow lost daily
in life is a hole a dark gaping vacancy

no one is watching me eating
no one is watching me sleeping

no one eating or watching me all asleep
in an empty silent house is heard not a peep

empty house stretching into silences
empty house leaves pointless mileages

Submitted: Monday, April 28, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Written in February&April 2014 on the 17.2&29.4.2014.

Comments about this poem (Dearly Departed Leaves Echoing Silences by Terence G. Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight) )

  • Rookie - 58 Points Brian Jani (7/13/2014 3:23:00 AM)

    what a masterpieces of word use.this is a good poem Terrace. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (4/28/2014 8:58:00 PM)

    This is such a sad and moving piece. Well written and tugs the heartstrings. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,636 Points Susan Lacovara (4/28/2014 6:46:00 PM)

    The silence heard after a loss is deafeningly sad...but alas the echoes of love come a creepin' just when we thought alll was sleeping. A beautiful, exceptionally emotional poem. I choose to save it to my list of favorites. PEACE (Report) Reply

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