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Monday, April 28, 2014

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
Terence Craddock
Topic(s) of this poem: Death
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Written in February&April 2014 on the 17.2&29.4.2014.
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COMMENTS
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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Raj Arumugam 19 June 2016
highly evocative lines, Terence...love the poetic power in this poem
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Norah Tunney 29 March 2016
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 21 February 2016
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
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Howard Savage 15 February 2016
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
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Lynn Petty 24 January 2016
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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