Shawn L. Bird

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poem-absent December 21, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:35 pm
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I hear your voice I see your smile

I’m glad you’re here to sit a while,

but when I turn around I see

that you are only memory.

So Christmas has come and you are gone

and day by day life still goes on;

though you are free from earthy pain,

Your absence grieves my heart again.




8 Responses to “poem-absent”

  1. Lesley Says:

    Very poignant and relatable. I lost my beloved father 10 years ago, just before Christmas, and your poem has great meaning for me.

  2. Megara Says:

    So candid.. One of my favorite authors whites poems like this.

  3. bercatliz Says:

    Thank-you for posting this beautiful poem.

  4. Bless him, always, for having given us you.

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