Presence

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Presence

The light beaming from behind the tree
The warmth of a fire comforting me
The soft touch of satin sheets on my skin
The little voice talking to me from within

The cloud floating by right when I look at the sky
The cab swinging round the bend right when I arrive
The 5-dollar bill I find on the street
The dessert I have as a special treat

The door creaking open in the middle of the night
The lost book appearing by your picture
The memory of throwing up on you mid-flight
The good times and bad, a wonderful mixture

The presence is always there
Embedded in my heart no less
Floating about in the air
I can almost feel your gentle caress
Soaring through memories
Whooshing through my brain
Snippets of laughter, tears
A child screams with joy
Splashing in the pool, swinging at a ball
Eating breakfast even
I have it all.

Its still there I tell you
It can’t be gone
Cause, if it’s gone, what then?
What happens to me?
That can’t be, can’t be true.
Then I’d have no place
It was you that put me here.
Now that I’m alone I can’t fear your absence
I can’t cry for your absence.
You’re here, somewhere.
Right?





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JAJREADS said...
Jan. 31, 2009 at 8:06 pm
Jackson thinks this is amazing. Truly amazing. I love it. And you're how old? Brilliant. Truly brilliant. The imagery is impeccable.
 
robinreadsurstuff said...
Jan. 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm
Loved this one. I can totally see how those seemingly eerie incidents evoke 'presence'. Well organized, enamoring.
 
jennalovespoems said...
Jan. 11, 2009 at 4:36 pm
This is unbelievably heart wrenching. The reader gets a clear sense of the context for the speaker, and the pain is conveyed in a non-cliche sort of way that rings true for so many people. So awesome.
 
xxJustxxme said...
Jan. 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm
This is really great! =D
 
LauraReadsYay said...
Jan. 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm
This should be in the magazine. It's better than anything else I've ever read. Brava!
 
poetrylover said...
Jan. 10, 2009 at 12:18 am
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!
 
passionthroughpoetry said...
Jan. 9, 2009 at 9:47 pm
This poem is very touching. I know what it is to feel a sense of loss and this poem brings back many memories. =) keep writing. You are very talented.
 
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