Dearly Departed Leaves Echoing Silences

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

by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

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Comments (17)

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.
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
empty house stretching into silences empty house leaves pointless mileages tuning the bell of death...great 10+++
A very evocative look into death. Effective repetition.
highly evocative lines, Terence...love the poetic power in this poem
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