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Grandad's Missing

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Grandad's Missing

There's a void, now
Where once a steadfast heart beat time
The soul in perfect harmony with life's uncertain pulse
With those who clambered eagerly in solace or in joy
To scale that mighty pinnacle
The Rock, within the bosom of the family

There's a void, now
But marvel at the structure, the firmness of the ground beneath
The strata richly layered with wisdom of generations past
A fault free seam constructing firm foundations
Binding those within the bosom of the family

There's a void, now
A hollow cavern 
echoing the anger and the pain
Trust time; it has no fear of finite elements
The source of unremitting pain
Within the bosom of the family

There's a void, now
So fill the emptiness and catalogue the memories
Harvesting the richness of their meaning
The fullness of the seed sown long ago
To bloom forever within the bosom of the family

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Carol, being a grandfather myself, this thought often goes through my head, what will it be like when I am gone??, I love your refrain and I notice you like using a refrain in your work..well done..David

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 3:50:00 PM
    I love your line, "the Rock, within the bosom of the family"..that says so much and is so descriptive a beautiful write, thank you so much

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 11:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Carol. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 10:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week Carol. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 5:40:00 AM
    It is very painful to have close family member to go on to their great reward but we know that they have gained at our loss..Great write in honor of one that you loved dearly...(If you don't give them a title, people can't read them..)..Sara

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 12:19:00 AM
    what a wonderful tribute. very nice indeed