Brian Potthast

Gone - Poem by Brian Potthast

Everything I wanted, laid out before me
Setting there for me to enjoy
Blink for a second and its gone
Taken from me like the water from the sky
Gone, into the darkness like cat in the night
How can you go from hero to zero in an instant?
From top of your game, straight to the bottom again.
Clouded vision kept me from seeing.
Kept me from hearing, feeling, knowing.
Knowing what was coming, but not accepting.
Everything I wished I could do.
The cause to all this pain.
Not being there to help, nor to hold.
This must be the reason for the sudden rain.
The downpour over my head.
All hope of a comeback is gone.
Nothing more to look forward to.
Everything I had, gone without a trace.

Comments about Gone by Brian Potthast

  • (11/17/2005 8:58:00 PM)

    Sad poem Brian. If I read your age've got plenty of time to regroup and get back at it. I enjoyed this poem, I think we've all felt this at one time or another. sincerely, Mary (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2005 6:10:00 PM)

    time forever goes on
    and what seems gone
    can only be gone for a moment
    a little confusing but
    we're all caught up in it
    and writing seems to add a clarity
    a fine poem

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 12, 2005

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