Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Missing you

There is a hole in the world where you once were,

a gap of such dimensions it cannot ever be missed,

and yawns in cavernous gaping, like some shocking

smile, smashed open, holding to eternal edges, where


my heart hovers by the threatening boundaries of

the abyss, and my mind huddles to one side, every

now and again, peeping into that darkness, as if in

an unexpected moment, I could see you there again;


as if I could find your shape deep inside that chasm,

and then, pull it back into place, haul it from the lair,

where it had been hiding, lost to sight, disappeared

into that bunker of time, that grotto of grief which had


claimed it, and broken the world I had known asunder,

wrought that fathomless depth with its wounded mouth,

destined to remain open, silent, mocking, keening in

a voice which echoed through memory, and which spoke


always of what once was and might never be again,

now that you were lost on the other side of that hole

in the world I once knew, where only your desire could

see you clamber back through, and close it up again.


  1. Oh, such heavy grief and longing in this. Losing a dear loved one is such a heartbreaking bleakness...the color drains from our world when they leave us.

  2. Yes. Exactly. That which was and might never be again. The heart hovering at the edge of the abyss. Beautifully and eloquently done.

  3. Some losses are like that,world ripping. Peace to you.

  4. The image of that void describe that immediate pain so well.. The way you search through the void is such a dark and apt metaphor.

  5. The imagery of caves, gaps, cavernous voids is very consistent throughout - all about the 'not-there', the missing, which leaves such a profound dent on the sould of those left behind.

  6. Speechless.......!! such a strong yearning in this poem..

  7. a voice which echoed through memory, and which spoke
    always of what once was and might never be again,

    The sadness of having to accept and cope with the loss of someone dear cannot be adequately expressed without emotions. Great lines Roslyn!


  8. Such loss and longing in this - not just a hole in the world but in your heart. This time of year somehow, we seem to miss our loved ones more Sensitive and poignant write.

  9. For me at least.. life
    has come and gone
    so many time
    in my life..
    i'm just
    happy to
    have it at
    all.. perspective
    i guess.. my anchor
    is love in me now..
    and there's no way
    to throw it over
    board TG..
    at lasts finAlly
    but yes..
    been here too..
    where the emptiness
    cannot be filled by
    loss of
    another too..:)