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Losing pieces

Oh, how I miss the dead…

... the softness in their voices
That I cannot recreate,
the warmth of their silence
Where now only cold remains;

And I know, oh how I know
That they are long gone
And I have been long removed
From those fuller times
But still, when I feel around my heart
I find that it is missing things
Parts long lost and dearly missed,
And I sit here feeling fatally incomplete
And I know-  that I can never be whole again.

But I still miss the dead,
And I miss the times
When I never knew
That I would live on
Missing the days when I was whole…

-So I still miss the dead
And the times when I was not hollowed by loss
Living every day with a lighter heart
So far from the times
 	when I would never be whole again.

And now, so far removed
from fuller times,
These few missing holes
they let in a chill wind
And somehow, these missing holes
they leave my heart heavy
And I know that it will grow heavier yet,
But I dread
That when I am lost
I die not just incomplete
But empty-
	Empty of all I could yet lose.

Copyright © Samir Georges

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  1. Date: 3/22/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Very touching Free Verse, Samir. I find this genre of poetry the most difficult for me to write, but you do it so well. Thank you for sharing. Elaine

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:32:00 AM
    So many people I love have died, Samir. I can really relate to the feelings you express in this eloquent poem. Congratulations on your win in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:26:00 AM
    Congratulations Samir on your win in the "Maverick Free Verse" contest sponsored by John Moses Freeman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:49:00 PM
    Avery real yearning for many of us. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:36:00 PM
    Congrats Samir on your wonderful win in the Maverick Free Verse contest with this exciting entry luv.. enjoy...

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:25:00 PM
    So inspiring is this sad poem, Samir, congrats. Harry

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on the seventh place win in the contest of john, Samir

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:10:00 PM
    So great to see you in the winning circle Samir. Congratulations on your worthy poem's seventh place win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 11:20:00 AM
    I am stopping by today to say a special Thank You for your kind comments Samir. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/15/2011 7:08:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading you poetry this morning Samir. Have a wonderful week filled with good health, love, and lots of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 5:47:00 PM
    Whistful and melancholy..a truly great piece. BG

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 3:09:00 PM
    Samir, I enjoy this kind of writing. NOt difficult to understand and yet very thoughful, reflecting. I also write this way too (not just the fun stuff like my bird poem you referred to) Go read my recent free verse poems, A Beautiful Thing or A Saturday Reflection (which is melancholy like this one) thanks for your comment. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 2:30:00 PM
    geeeezz Louise, don't GO HERE! Close the proverbial barn door you are letting out your marbles!!! It's so easy to get as the old sixties folks say "bummed!" wonderful wonderful write yet i so wish you [and I on occasion did not feel this way!] What a lovely comment you left me, I am SO flattered. I consider you a most excellent writer very inspiring for me! Where have YOU been? Light & Love