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Absence Poems

Absence Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about absence. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for absence.

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Premium Member ''Where Art Thou, Muse''
Where art thou, Muse? I seek inspiration!
I have endured your absence for too long:
restore to me the gift of creation
once more, that I may sing a new, gay song.
When you return I'll feel great elation,
for as my muse you can...Read More
Categories: absence, creation, inspiration, metaphor, muse, poetry, simile, writing,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member NEVERMORE FLY AWAY, CHRIS
NEVERMORE FLY AWAY, CHRIS

Ahh, romance from the hand of God -
Oh how does he keep finding more ways
To stoke and stir the scents of perfection,
To dab perfume on pulse points each day.

Good Mornings and Good Nights released
Like lovebirds from a...Read More
Categories: absence, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
To bye the begone
My head low, eyes wept at the earth below. 
A single rose placed central, 
to mark eternal love. 

My mind knew life was short, everything ends. 
But the casket bore deep shock. 
It's black timber called true. 

My hands tightly...Read More
Categories: absence, bereavement, death of a friend,
Form: Kimo
Album
Album
by Michael R. Burch

I caress them—trapped in brittle cellophane—
and I see how young they were, and how unwise;
and I remember their first flight—an old prop plane,
their blissful arc through alien blue skies ...

And I touch them here through leaves which—tattered,...Read More
Categories: absence, engagement, first love, flying, future, grief,
Form: Verse
Loves' Dissolute Games
How is it that you touch me without hands from afar heating my soul?
And awakening the deepest depths of my being.
Stirring my mind into lustful wonder, lifting me up, then pulling me under
Swaying me to and fro. Closing my eyes...Read More
Categories: absence, betrayal, conflict, dream, i miss you,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Your Love
I have written my grief, detailed each lurid stage.
I whispered goodbye in the dark of night while years gone by let life begin.
           Yet I haven’t celebrated Your Love.

 I...Read More
Categories: absence, faith, love, memory, mother,
Form: Free verse
Never Forgotten
Tears still drop memories replayed heart string pulling old still new
For the heart knows no better for the taste is bitter alone 
Time heals all wounds so they say still rock the scare that represents 
A past so deeply rooted...Read More
Categories: absence, angel, appreciation,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Solo Performance
It had been a hellish week.

On Monday
my lonely and tired AfricanAmerican husband
told me, as gently as possible,
that what I had hoped was a temporary separation
is to be extended into perpetuity.

This separation had been scheduled to terminate
when my Fetal Alcohol daughter...Read More
Categories: absence, age, earth, family, health, integrity, nature, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Evil Woman
(not a nice poem)

Evil Woman

You are part of me, 
I wish that were not true. 
Even now, 
I long to be lost. 
I have heard today
again, 
yet one more, 
reason to believe, 
your level of hate, 
had no end. 

You...Read More
Categories: abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, allah, angel, anti
Form: Free verse
Mrs Maya
Under the towering bridge, beside the tulip garden, next to the curvy ridge, sat a soldier awaiting no one.
 
Merged with a melody of notes, when the rappling river hummed it's tune, this man felt remorese to which one could...Read More
Categories: absence, death, for him, heartbroken, heaven, memory,
Form: Rhyme
The Room
I looked around the room, across length and breadth. I looked around the room, I found the most stupid man and I gave him my heart...Read More
Categories: absence, lost love, rainforest,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Silhouette-
Silhouette
I gather I spy upon you 
I see that you are whole
Silhouette 
I look upon your Darkness and all you behold
Calm before the night 
Witness the new birth, Twilight
Color-les plight
Arouse shared and midnight
Are you my twin are you my better...Read More
Categories: absence,
Form: Rhyme
Leave Taking
Leave Taking
by Michael R. Burch 
 
Brilliant leaves abandon battered limbs
to waltz upon ecstatic winds
until they die.
 
But the barren and embittered trees,
lament the frolic of the leaves
and curse the bleak November sky . . .
 
Now, as I watch...Read More
Categories: absence, age, autumn, bereavement, death, farewell, funeral,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Shadow Man
~  For Dad - some heroes don't wear a cape - I miss you dearly.  ~


There stood upon a trodden sod
          A knight-in-armor, steed and rod
   ...Read More
Categories: absence, death, eulogy, father, love, memorial, missing,
Form: Rhyme
Time
They say time is all healing,

And in some ways it is.

Time takes away all hurt, all pain, all feelings.

But what it doesn't erase is the memories.

You may forget about it, 

But it's always there, lurking in your subconscious, waiting.

It may...Read More
Categories: absence, memory, missing, poetry, remember, sad,
Form: Free verse
Time
They say time is all healing,

And in some ways it is.

Time takes away all hurt, all pain, all feelings.

But what it doesn't erase is the memories.

You may forget about it, 

But it's always there, lurking in your subconscious, waiting.

It may...Read More
Categories: absence, memory, missing, poetry, remember, sad,
Form: Free verse
Time
They say time is all healing,

And in some ways it is.

Time takes away all hurt, all pain, all feelings.

But what it doesn't erase is the memories.

You may forget about it, 

But it's always there, lurking in your subconscious, waiting.

It may...Read More
Categories: absence, memory, missing, poetry, remember, sad,
Form: Free verse
Time
They say time is all healing,

And in some ways it is.

Time takes away all hurt, all pain, all feelings.

But what it doesn't erase is the memories.

You may forget about it, 

But it's always there, lurking in your subconscious, waiting.

It may...Read More
Categories: absence, memory, missing, poetry, remember, sad,
Form: Free verse
Time
They say time is all healing,

And in some ways it is.

Time takes away all hurt, all pain, all feelings.

But what it doesn't erase is the memories.

You may forget about it, 

But it's always there, lurking in your subconscious, waiting.

It may...Read More
Categories: absence, memory, missing, poetry, remember, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sunday Musings
Judgement
You light the fire, then play the victim.
It's not my fire, yet you let it burn.
Rage and pain drive you insane,
creating a parody of hypocritical lies.
Judgemental eyes ignite in fumes,
ignorant to another man's shoes.

Silent emotions
They say he shows no emotions,
yet...Read More
Categories: absence, emotions, judgement, muse,
Form: Free verse
My self
I am growing older now
I wear a frown each time I groan
I am not a poem you know
Just a person who measures her words
Each time she talks

I have gone through happiness
I have gone through pain
I have met the prolific and...Read More
Categories: absence, addiction, age, allah, angst, animal, appreciation,
Form: Ballad
I'm A Little Paranoid,
I just took a steroid
Now I'm a little paranoid
Just like an Android
That's about to get hit by an astroid
I woke up dead
There's a snake in my bed
Beads of sweat on my forehead
The sky is fallin 
My baby's ballin 
A truck...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, absence, america, family, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Transmogrification into hideous golem like beast
Transmogrification into hideous golem like beast...

Seeks to lavish adoration,
especially after freshly deceased
cuz, upon yar flesh I will voraciously
devour thee asthma Christmas feast
mee haint not a cannibal,

cuz this humane anthropophagist
expresses love daintily, hungrily,
and with lips smacking and creased
devours thee charbroiled,
chargrilled, raw...Read More
Categories: absence, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pools of water gleam
The pools of water on the pavement gleam
Reflect  the colours  of the   shops and cars
Giving us a feeling all’s serene

As I walk I wander and daydream
I sit on an  old wall,  the moss like...Read More
Categories: absence, anniversary, appreciation, autumn, creation, mothers day,
Form: Villanelle
Morning Cigarette
I'm nothing special 
And I ain't unique
But I know 
You dont feel
The same as me

Darling don't you know

A question answered
Asks a thousand more
Maybe cause I'm
Only asking questions 
On the floor

When I wake up 
And the sun is down
And my heads
Still...Read More
Categories: absence, addiction, beautiful, beauty, courage, drug, poetry,
Form: Lyric