Shadows Vanish


Try as I might, I can’t keep from weeping

I wish upon wish, my traditions keeping

But from my heart, my tears are leaking

Your silence screams at my speaking

Oh, how I wish you’d trusted me more

Instead of looking for ways to score

From my chest, my heart you tore

But those are shadows of vanished lore

I love(d) you with every bit of my being

From our home you stole while fleeing

Every bit of our future fleeting

I wish, I wish that you were seeing

As these holidays warm others homes


I watch and miss you, feeling alone

My traditions are now gone to tome

May love find you someday, wherever you roam.

4 comments on “Shadows Vanish

  1. Linda Looney says:

    Very sad. I know the feeling, my daughter, and it’s horrible with each holiday of the year. But it does get where you can “put it in a box at the back of your mind” for the most part. Sometimes, the “lid of that box” pops off for a short bit though and the sadness overwhelms, but if you’ve gotten to that stage, you will be able to put the “lid” firmly back on. That was how I described my feelings while you were gone. I hope it may help you deal. Love, Mom

    But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream. Amos 5:24


  2. ... says:

    Well written poem, i do hope that you are OK though. Take care and have a lovely day.

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