Alessandra Maraschin


Fear of a loss


Ring, ring
That was phone,
Mum answered
In a moment
Lost in time
my mum was gone
Granny on the couch
Nervous, anxious, fearful

A Quiet, deathly silence
Filled the emptiness

We were told to pray
I dared not ask why
Praying, wondering, still dared not ask
Then the memory, gripping
Daddy hadn’t come home that day
Fearing the unknown
Dared not question
Fear of hearing
Fear of knowing
Fear of loss

Ring, ring
Granny answered,
Questions, silence, gripped by fear
Bravely, she spoke what we dared not ask
What we feared we would hear
Daddy was gone
We lost him
In the silence of this night
He passed on, quietly
As he had passed through this life
Through our lives

The silence continued
Time had stopped
The heavy quietness
The ominous silence
Overwhelmed my senses

Fear
Loss
My fear of loss
No longer a fear
A reality now

Submitted: Friday, September 15, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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  • Egal Bohen (11/17/2006 7:38:00 PM)

    Alex,
    I think this wonderful, but sad poem of yours will be a great help to all of us, showing how you have lived through fear and are dealing with it.
    Well done.
    Kind regards
    Egal... (Report) Reply

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