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Millions of Miles Away

Elly Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Millions of Miles Away which was written by poet Elly Wouterse. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Millions of Miles Away

the routine of every-days' business 
the phone keeps on ringing
breaking news keeps on breaking
the shopping list grows
lots of not yet answered mail in a hose
schedules and appointments to keep
despite the nights I could not sleep
and a huge  whole filed with  emptiness

the routine of every-days' business
I picked up the phone
because I felt so alone
I dialed the number on autopilot
but on the other side it remained quiet
I am facing the reality of the loss
a tough message that I would not get across
now I balance lonely on the border of an isthmus

the routine of every days'business
passers-by on the pavements take no  notice
the highway even a more anonymous edifice 
sometimes  even my feet hardly touch  the ground
I am suffering of  a  deafened ear for any sound
tapping a photo  becomes a fore-time
with my hands touching and my eyes wide open an almost re-sublime
my new routine of every days' business

© Ellie Daphne

Note: also based on notes in  my diary of many years ago... 

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  1. Date: 7/14/2013 1:54:00 AM
    Life seems to be so fast that we do not know how to slow it down; we still want a life that is free from worry, but the routine stress and losses of life are blocking for having a happy life, we all need someone or we could hardly bear the pain. Thanks Ellie. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 7:02:00 PM
    A touching write I heard you, the repetition worked well in strengthening the distance and loss. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 10:22:00 AM
    What a struggle. What an emotional vibe. This was deep. May new mornings make it right.

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/13/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I always take poems w/a grain of salt. Your extended version is very good and all. Though, the original one stood just as strong on its own.
    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 7/13/2013 2:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    @ Drake.. hope the extended version explains something......... enjoy that too.
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 12:09:00 AM
    good night now. Today only half an hour for Soup (and it is showing in my comments. haha)

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 12:08:00 AM
    Dear Ellie, this must be the one you referred to in your soupmail. It is a truly moving poem. the title is so creative and really captures the essence of what you are saying. Boy, you and I are just really putting up some sad poems lately! We must be on the same wavelength. luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:39:00 AM
    a struggle it may seem but even the darkest of places get the sun shined upon, enjoyed your write ~always, p.d.