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Lost Voices

There is not a day
goes by,
that I yearn to hear
your dulcet tone.
I can only remember
the last time,
that I saw you.
Blood is thicker than water
and a lot of water has flowed
under the bridge.
If only you would make
just push the numbers on
the phone.

I am here to answer your call.
It would be the most wonderful
moment, to hear your voice
and bring about a peace.
My mind is in torment,
at having lost you
and a part of me,
would be given a new

I do not know why I do not
hear from you or where you
It is like you are from me,
worlds apart and I do not exist,
in that, I am too far.

I am but a stones throw away,
reaching out with an olive branch,
for you to take hold,
with the message and love for you,
to accept.
If only you would,
one day.

For you both, I have love
and feeling.
I wish to be part of your
life once again,
not to be forgotten or written
The process of time has the
power of wounds, that were,
now to be of great healing.

Time has passed and marches
Time is not on our side.
The nano seconds, seconds,
minutes, hours, days, months
and the years,
not least the seasons,
that I do not hear or
see you, have indeed,
been far too long.

I cannot emphasize enough,
how I miss you.
I long for the day,
that I will, with open arms,
welcome you into my fold,
to be part of one great family,
to hug and to hold.

My door has never been shut
against you.
For you to present, at my door,
it shall open wide,
with a warmth of invite,
without appointment,
for you to take that step
and stride.

At this time,
there is a sense of loss to bear.
Loss in not seeing you,
loss of your love and
whether I will ever see or
hear from you again.
If I do, it may be too late
and then, the question is,
from where ?

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Submitted by victor_j on October 12, 2012

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:49 min read

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,662
Words 364
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 14, 9, 6, 7, 9, 10, 7, 8, 9

Victor Gatenby

My name is Victor John Gatenby, born in 1958 and native of North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. I am a researcher of genealogy and started to write poetry in 2002, after retiring from public service. Having a creative and compassionate mind, for helping people, that is in my scope to do, I find that by writing poetry, not only expresses my life thoughts, but I feel, gives meaning and inspiration to others. Whether it be fictional or based on fact, the poetry I write will always be read differently and have a differing meaning from one person to the next. My aim is to give a pleasure to the reader without the poetry being too complex or deep, so as not to be understood or enjoyed. Much of my poetry is based upon life events and perceptions. I find that works well and I can draw upon my own experiences, to put into poetry, a literary art form.Those that read my poetry, I hope gain something from it and enjoy reading the same. At the same time, I am committed to contributing to Poetry.com and it's community, by reading the work of other's and appropriately recording constructive criticism and rating work, without prejudice. I expect my work to be critiqued also with respect and common sense. I have a zero tolerant attitude towards any inappropriate work, words, remarks etc.V J Gatenby (Author) more…

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