Whenever I find myself wishing
I lived alone, I’m going to remember
this day. I’m going to remember
the silence that is not peaceful, that is not
only the absence of sound but the
absence of you. I’m going to remember
that you weren’t here when I turned to
share a thought or here to ask why when
the caller ID didn’t work. You weren’t here
when I needed help with the old dog nor
when it was time to eat. I ate alone and
it didn’t seem worth it – without you. I did
my normal chores and the ones you usually
do and I was tired. But you weren’t here to
dish up a bowl of Triple Chocolate Stampede
for me and I didn’t even want it. Imagine that.
I only wanted you.
6 thoughts on “Jolt”
You captured loneliness here so perfectly.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You never know what you have untill you loose it…BUT, It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved al all.
Thanks for telling me that, Sparrow. I was rather lonely when I wrote it. 🙂
Your poem is proof that absence only makes the heart grow sadder.
Wow, you really captured that feeling well in your words. Reading this poem truly gave me a sense of overwhelming loneliness. A very painful emotion. I can relate.
Thanks, R. I appreciate your comment.