Dearly Departed Leaves Echoing Silences Poem by Terence George Craddock (Afterglows Echoes Of Starlight)

Dearly Departed Leaves Echoing Silences

Rating: 5.0


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 OF THE POEM
Ruth Walters 06 April 2015

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

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Jahooru Islam 10 April 2015

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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Josey Alfred 22 April 2015

Hello 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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Valsa George 29 April 2015

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!

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Susan Lacovara 28 April 2014

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

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 13 September 2020

A deeply poignant write. Great images that vividly depict emptiness and loneliness that tantamount to death.

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Michael Walker 17 February 2019

You must have had a companion in your house for a while, but no longer. That's how I read the poem, which impresses me greatly. I too live alone in a house, but I have no one to miss. There has always been just myself. A poem which makes me reflect on companionship and loneliness.

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Chandan Dey 09 June 2018

But, your poem peeps into the empty silent house extraordinarily; that's why it describes the death house so beautifully. Well conceived, well crafted Thanks for sharing. Chandan

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Britte Ninad 31 May 2018

empty house stretching into silences empty house leaves pointless mileages tuning the bell of death...great 10+++

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Michael Walker 29 June 2016

A very evocative look into death. Effective repetition.

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