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Come Back

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Come Back

You have left a hollow hole
In a chasm that was already there.
Your absence is untying my ribbons
Leaving my feelings bare.

Ugly souls aren’t as horrid,
Without your pureness to compare them to.
Come back, even if it were 
Just for a day or two.

Your pictures left dark patches 
And disgusting patterns on the walls.
My heart aches at the possibility
Of using that pall.

You said you’d leave for twelve days 
But it feels like forever.
I am trying to cope
Living without you I will endeavor.

Come back, and I promise
I’ll make you heal and feel better.
We’ll cuddle all night as
We contemplate the weather.

Clunk! Went the metal lock
As it fell on the floor.
Knock! Went the firemen
As they broke down that door.

Roar! Went the oven
As it burnt our house down.
Crackle… went the fire
As it laughed and growled.

Come back mother
Even if it were only for an hour.
We’re brittle and starving,
Dad’s salmon is burnt and sour.

We are rotting in mountains of laundry
Left undone.
Who else could take care of us?
You were the only one.

We long for your sweet silky feel
And ironed touch.
Come back mother! 
We miss you so much!

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  1. Date: 1/20/2010 2:01:00 PM
    You truly have a beautiful heart, its amazing how much colour you can feel from someones soul when they know how to deliver there emotions on paper. Your very talented.

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 6:46:00 PM
    This is a good write. Very heartfelt. Hope to see you again! andrea

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 5:10:00 AM
    Emotionally packed. Heart wrenching. Very descriptive and expressive. Keep the magical pen flowing. Sara