Featured Poem: Something’s Missing, Something’s Gone

 

Dr. Carmen Meadows
Atlanta Branch

 

 

Carefree days outside I played 

Come cloud or sun I’d laugh and run

 

To see bugs crawl or scale a wall

I’d pick a flower build a tower

 

Something’s missing, something’s gone

 

We fell in love and made a promise 

My heart’s desire to be your wife, 

Bear your children, share my life

 

Our babies came and grew so fast 

I thought it should forever last

 

Something’s missing, something’s gone

 

We built a business, watched it grow

Had to see it crumble though

Together we could bear it strong

 

Something’s missing, something’s gone

 

Time doesn’t seem to want to brake

I watch our parents bend and shake

 

They aren’t too sure they know our face

How sad to think they’ve left the race

 

Something’s missing, something’s gone

 

Today we have the moment sure

I look into your eyes and smile 

Thankful for the time at hand

 

In love and loss we spend our days

Grateful we have passed this way

 

As I look back it’s plain to see

 

Something’s missing, something’s gone

 

If Grace is granted now as then

There’s still a bloom and call to hear

“Come play and run and laugh again”

 

All isn’t as it seems

 

The thing that’s missing’s yet to come

What seems a loss is part of all

A stone once hewn and set in place

 

All understood when face to face

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Dorothy Kamm says

    Wonderful, thought-provoking poem.

  2. Janet Fagal says

    The wisdom of the ages….and our learning, growth, time, love. A poem that makes us think. There is that famous saying “too soon old, too late smart…..” and you are so right it goes by in a blink. Enjoy the moment and show your love while you can. Your poem touched me. Thank you, Carmen.