Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

Dearly Departed Leaves Echoing Silences - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

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

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about Dearly Departed Leaves Echoing Silences by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

  • (6/29/2016 10:34:00 PM)

    A very evocative look into death. Effective repetition. (Report) Reply

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  • Raj Arumugam (6/19/2016 1:21:00 AM)

    highly evocative lines, Terence...love the poetic power in this poem (Report) Reply

  • Norah Tunney (3/29/2016 5:57:00 PM)

    Gosh! ! !
    This left me speechless
    My husband died a couple of years ago I know this place so well
    Thank you Terence
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  • Simone Inez Harriman (2/21/2016 2:10:00 AM)

    The silence is deafening in the large lonely gap left by those we love who have departed from our lives. A sad but lovely poem......10 (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2016 9:18:00 AM)

    great poem, echoing silences, deals with the memories left behind. I am commenting because it's a good poem. members comments bring the most points. Work together (Report) Reply

  • (1/24/2016 2:05:00 PM)

    Wonderful! ! It is hard to be left alone after years of marriage. My mother talked to my dad from one room to the other before she realized that he had departed. She was so used to talking to him, even though he was not in the same room at the time. Hard, Hard.
    Lynn W. Petty
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  • Shahin Latif (12/22/2015 5:40:00 PM)

    This job is so good ink! Really, i enjoyed to read it. Yeas, alone soul can feel this poem. I believe that men are always alone. So, everybody will enjoy this work. Please take my heartiest love. Be happy always. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/29/2015 12:12:00 PM)

    A moving write on being left lonely with the departure of a loved one! The silence or the emptiness one feels then is so daunting! (Report) Reply

  • Josey Alfred (4/22/2015 5:58:00 AM)

    You are alone, feel lonely. There are so many around, yet the one you wanted to be your every thing is far away. You are in dark silence. You long for that one you wish.
    Thanks this is Poem of longing, craving for the one you want to be your soul.
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  • Jahooru Islam (4/10/2015 10:23:00 PM)

    self realization encyclopedic thoughts... a1......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/ um alone all alone...if the house is the soul/ who is my mate? ? great great poem/work..10 for it deserves as per my consideration! !
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  • (4/6/2015 4:57:00 AM)

    This is so sad, we all need someone to watch over us and keep us safe, make us feel loved. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (7/13/2014 3:23:00 AM)

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

  • (4/28/2014 8:58:00 PM)

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

  • 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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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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