After the loss of a loved one.


No one there to hold his hand
Or say kind words to ease
Those last precious moments on earth.
When his brain disconnected his eyes
And slowly turned its attention instead
To approaching timelessness…
For the time in-between those States,
We, the lonely left behind, wonder –
Incessantly – if he was frightened
Or fearful, and how long he lay there
Waiting… waiting…waiting…
On Life’s most lonely platform
For that one predestined train?

© griffonner 2021

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Written on 2021-05-25 at 20:06

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Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
I think many of us can relate - there is another world you inhabit after someone you love has passed on. I remember when my father died, leaving the hospital and a friend called wanting to moan about work and I was struck between the surreal feeling of sudden loss and the mundane.

Elle x

Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
This is very sad yet so well-written. Losing loved ones is always painful. You've captured that emotion well, I and like the image of a "predestined train." Thanks for posting, and welcome to PoetBay again, Griffonner!

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
A quietly powerful poem.

I am sorry for your loss.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
This is a very sensitive contemplation on death and the wonder of afterlife or, as you phrase it “timelessness” the poem reflects true empathy loss and love. Very well written