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Afterlife

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Afterlife

There is a her shaped hole in this world
A black void
If you look hard enough you can still see the sparkles of the departed
Black diamonds of the afterlife
The entrance left open 
In case he needs to follow 

It's not in the leaving she said
It's in the living once I'm dead

The cold cold bed Sat in our room
The silence in the telephone
This is what the worst will be
The carrying on without me

It isn't in the leaving she sighs
It's in the knowing I didn't survive

She asked him once to be brave
Carry on forget her name
Give some meaning to his life
Leave behind the cold dead wife

How can you love me she asked
When all I want is to depart
How am I faithfully yours she cried
He just looked at her and sighed

It isn't in the leaving she cried
It's in the living once I've died
Where I'm going has no name
The darkness consumes me again and again

I'll wait for you she said
She promised as in life and death

I warned you along the way she said
I tried to make you see
I never belonged to your world 
I was never truly me
I belong to the nether world
I was put here by mistake
I'm waiting for it to draw me back
To take again my place

This is what she's seeing there
He's too used up to even care
Watching his restless nights and days
Keeping the haunting mind at bay
The last vision in his head is his wife hanging above the bed


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  1. Date: 1/4/2014 9:02:00 PM

    beautiful and horrifying at the same time. Quite the twist in this one. Awesome poem. hugs, Catie :)

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    Date: 1/14/2014 5:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carrie, thankyou your amazing.
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 1:22:00 AM

    This was a marvelous tale you told and the ending shocked me a bit, nice write. Merry Christmas, Carl

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    Date: 1/14/2014 5:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thankyou for reading it Comments inspire me to keep on