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Missing means lacking
For a fellow human being
Emotional weakness
Projected sadness

Mocking and joking
At people in mourning
Not real but acting
Can be no real suffering

Move on is but natural
Limit to being sentimental
Being very vocal
Unnatural and dramatical

Attitude of mine
Which I defined
A matter of time
The postman rang

Idolized as a teenager
Happenstance much later
Have as an employer
A decade spent together

Last visit home
3 Sundays ago
Had I known before
Would have relished the moments more

Dropped him back
In the car sitting on the back
Driven by my nephew
Who knew?

Deep inside myself
Void ballooning itself
Phone calls daily
About movies we both were crazy

His presence replaced
By photos in place
Does not offer Solace
Answer in Gods grace

Time will heal
It always does
Works by default
Not by design

Memory is time
Captured in a roll
The brain cells hold
For the better or worse

The show must go on
Time to remain strong
The only real balm are in
The lyrics of any poets song
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Submitted by K.V.Srikanth on May 18, 2021

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