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Read Poems by Michael Gelb

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My Empty Eyes

My Empty Eyes 
By Joeysguy

Years back living in a full house
With kids, dogs and a spouse 

One daughter even had white rats
My other daughter with her cats

You had to be careful so as not to fall 
All over would be toys, maybe a ball

At times I would help to put the kids to bed at night
Giving them a kiss before turning down the light

I would stand the kids against the wall
Placing marks to show them getting tall  

The kids were getting older and will move out one day 
That day came and they did move away

It became hard for my wife to walk or stand
It would help when I would take her hand 

One day my wife had passed on
My last two pets are also gone

I never thought I would lose my spouse
Now it’s emptiness that fills my house

Each time I enter a room
They are filled with gloom

Empty is a space in the bed we did share
Empty at the kitchen table is her chair 

We were bound together by the words, I do
With wedding bands and saying I love you 

My eyes are empty and I can’t see
I can’t see my wife in front of me

Copyright © Michael Gelb | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 1/11/2017 11:48:00 PM

    This is a really sad, but amazing write. I'm sorry for your loss. Hope all is well with you. :) -JWE
  1. Date: 12/11/2016 2:52:00 PM

    So so sad, hope this is fiction and not your reality. If it is, my condolences for your loss, the poem I enjoyed, keep writing.