So You are Gone

Posted on December 2, 2014

So you are gone

So you are gone
never again, can my arms
wrapped around you
find their mark.
I’m lost
in a troubling swirl
of tear stained madness
raving
like some gibbering fool
at the sharp, merciless edge
of piercing Reality.

Laddie
what happened?
What cause was such
that no effort at resolution
no heave of a young man’s heart
could bring calm
to the killer seas
that swept you, of all people
over the cliff of your sadness?

We, the bewildered ones
left trying
to understand what dark place
you visited, before crying
out in silence
and walking
away into the unknown mists
forever leaving us behind.
We know those cliffs
we walked there too
once upon
a distant time.

But always
when the seas rose
when the winds howled
when the timbers creaked
when a Shadow
called, and tried
to lay his mocking hand upon us
we shook our salt encrusted heads
sailing on
to distant lands
as yet, imagined only
in our searching hearts.

I’ll wonder ever
what warming ray of light
what gentle chord
which plucking of a distant string
might yet have pulled you in
Back, to where you knew
friendly shadows at the fire
familiar and unthreatening
waited, in a simple trust
to hear your steps
echoing, comfortingly
on the old cottage floor?

So you are gone
never again, can my arms
wrapped around you
find their mark.
But in my heart
beside the warm fire
familiar and unthreatening
friendly shadows
wait, in a simple trust
to hear your steps
echoing,
still.

All my Love,

Dad


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