*Vacant Place*

Steps echoing throughout this home.
Where once your bare feet would roam.
You are gone now, though steps echo on.
This vacant place in my heart…I’m all alone.

I stare at walls that hold your face.
I ache so deep in that vacant space.
Wishing I could hold you just once more.
Wishing I could see you walk through that door.

I use to pretend you took a trip to the store.
The truth hurts so much, and everyday more.
This house it holds your presence strong.
To let me not be vacant would feel so wrong.

Steps echoing throughout this home.
Where once your bare feet would roam.
You are gone now, though steps echo on.
This vacant place in my heart…I’m all alone.

I keep the things your working hands once felt.
I think back to what in our lives we built.
I cry a thousand oceans, and more will pour.
When I realize you’ll not enter that door anymore.

This vacant place I rest my hand upon.
Beats only for our children, even though I’m alone.
One day these walls will only hold my face.
Then our children will have a larger vacant space.

I see reflection of who you were in our family.
Their walk, their talk, future destiny…
Knowledge they carry passed on by you.
Our children are so very few.

Steps echoing throughout this home.
Where once your bare feet would roam.
You are gone now, though steps echo on.
This vacant place in my heart…I’m all alone.

(I wrote this through what I thought would be my mothers eyes after she had to bury my dad…I dedicate this to her with all my love..it was published in 1999 three years after my dad had passed on)

About JustOrdinary

Hello my name is Rachel…around here I’m best known as Just Ordinary. I created this blog page to share pieces of my life with you, the reader, also to share my projects, and writings. This blog page I have created is a collection of realty and fiction. Not everything I write pertains to me or my life.

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It is so hard to read this even after all the years that have passed….

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