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The Missing

She looks around the room with worried eyes. So many things are missing. What became of all her pretty clothes? With great surprise she notices her dresser’s not the same. The fancy music box that held her pearls is missing too from where it used to sit beside the picture of her precious girls there on the dresser. What became of it? She hears her husband walking toward the room and cries out as she sees him on the stair. He lies down on their bed. She feels his gloom, and then she knows. . . . He cannot see her there! She lingers, helpless, knowing she must go, yet hears him sob, “My love, I miss you so.” Written for Susan Burch's "Missing" Poetry Contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 4/2/2012 7:53:00 PM
this is a poem about how I feel about YOU right now....THE MISSING! Hey , and I am normally the one A.W.O.L. on the Soup....WHERE IN THE HECK ARE YA' girl!
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Date: 3/13/2012 3:17:00 PM
What a beautiful poem. Congratulations on the win. Mike
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Date: 3/13/2012 2:56:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this wonderful poem again. Congrats on your win, Andrea! Love, Kim
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Date: 3/13/2012 12:41:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Andrea. Your piece is very emotional. The sadness is there when we lost a precious love... the missing person lingers in us no matter what we do. Thanks for reading my work. I am so bonded with some of our co-soupers that I feel a missing piece if I neglect to open my PS! Love Dalila
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Date: 3/12/2012 7:15:00 PM
congrats on win
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Date: 3/12/2012 6:08:00 PM
What a heart-wrenching sonnet. I am drawn to its sad qualities and its beauty.
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Date: 3/12/2012 4:04:00 PM
Ut oh someone died and didn't know they were dead..sad! Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 3/12/2012 2:32:00 PM
Great angle by using The Sixth Sense kind of theme. I loved that movie..and this very well articulated poem!! Amazing lines, Andrea. Love, Gwendolen
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Date: 3/12/2012 1:18:00 PM
Congrats Andrea on your 2nd place win in the contest.Loved it first time around.
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Date: 3/12/2012 10:02:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Missing" contest Andrea. Love,Carol
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Date: 3/12/2012 9:31:00 AM
A haunting piece, Andrea. Well done!!! Congrats on your win!
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Date: 3/12/2012 8:45:00 AM
One great miss,...and shocking too. congrats, Andea, jag
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Date: 3/12/2012 8:40:00 AM
Andrea congrats on your win, I loved this first time around, this is one cool write, reminds of the film 'The sixth sense' I didn't get the end until it hit me right in the face..then again I am dozy with things like that..David
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Date: 3/12/2012 8:35:00 AM
See - it's the ones we don't distress over too much that end up doing well in the contests. I knew this would do well because of it's creativity, mystery and uniqueness. Well done, Andrea.
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Date: 3/12/2012 7:56:00 AM
congrats Andrea on a second place win for this stirring write luv.. deep..
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Date: 3/12/2012 7:50:00 AM
Congratulations on your 2nd place win! The questions were really engaging and I could feel her worry. Great twist at the end! So touching!
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Date: 3/11/2012 7:22:00 AM
Sweet feeling of sweet dream of love of missing. Honey love poem. Loved always, bl
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Date: 3/9/2012 10:04:00 AM
wow a wonderful write on this one Andrea. yup, the tears are near. love phyl
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Date: 3/7/2012 7:49:00 AM
Beautifully spooky. Ya gotta shed a tear for this one. A sure winner, Andrea. Love, daver
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Date: 3/7/2012 1:28:00 AM
oh! surprising twist Andrea! i can almost see the sadness in the husband face... good luck on the contest hun ;)
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Date: 3/6/2012 8:47:00 PM
WoW|! What a poignant piece about someone who has died but just didn't realize it yet. What a fine write. God Bless, And thanks so much for your kind words on my poem "Down Time" it was about me and Major my German Shepherd who passed away 3 weeks ago and Tiara my Rotti who passed away 3yrs. ago when we used to walk together as I communed with my Lord in the wee hours of the morning. God Bless, JB
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Date: 3/6/2012 10:43:00 AM
tender hearted wite Andrea.. a great format for missing loved ones so dear.. good luck luv.. an awesome touching one..
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Date: 3/5/2012 3:52:00 PM
Just one last look was all she wanted. As the dream became real and all too haunted. She awoke to find she wasn't there. To see him sadly sit and stare. Great poem Andrea!
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Date: 3/5/2012 3:21:00 PM
very lovely and touching! good luck in the contest!
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Date: 3/5/2012 2:21:00 PM
I lover this clever and moving piece, Andrea
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