No instructions

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Today is an unwanted tomorrow

And I’m a broken puzzle

Just what should I expect

Now that you’re gone

Tell me, how should I react

When all the people come

Tears swelled in their eyes

Broken voices of surprise

Will I even hear their words

Swallowed up in their arms

Still feeling numb and cold

As life becomes- disbelief

In the form of a heart storm

No place to move on towards

And I am that eye, left as center

The last place I’d want to be

Churning quietude of silent pain

With no direction to lead me out

From inside my drowning self

Your trusting hands are missing

Like your soft-spoken whispers

I don’t need temporary relief

All I really need, is you back  

Or do I just let go here and now

Of everything that I believed in

Can you really tell me- how  

When you were that everything

When you sheltered me in your love  

Back when we shared our… yesterdays


Poet of the Light © 2021

Note: This is not a reflection of my current life.

18 thoughts on “No instructions

  1. Such a beautifully written poem about the loss of a partner. I can’t even begin to imagine and I am glad that this was not about you, although so many people have experienced this feeling due to Covid. Really enjoyed this lovely piece of writing. Hugs, Joni

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