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    dots Submission Name: Where Is My Lullaby?dots

    Author: riverrei
    ASL Info:    25/F/MI
    Elite Ratio:    5.93 - 64/34/61
    Words: 163
    Class/Type: Poetry/Longing
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    dotsWhere Is My Lullaby?dots

    Walking into the room,
    seeing your radiant smile glowing back at me,
    running as fast as I can.
    Reaching you only to find it was a dream,
    all that I have left of you.

    Remembering the last eerie memory:
    walking in the middle of the night
    hearing your slow, silent snoring as soft as a sigh,
    like a lullaby rocking me to sleep.

    Silence pours into the room.
    Where is my lullaby?
    Straining to hear any sign of your existence.
    What’s going on?

    Slowly, I creep out of bed,
    tiptoeing to the side of your hospital bed
    laid out in the living room.

    “Grandpa?” I whisper into the silence.
    No answer.
    My body starts to shake as I call for you once more.
    Again no answer.

    I fall to my knees.
    Realizing your fate,
    I stay by your side
    crying myself to sleep.
    Why did you have to go?

    Until we meet again,
    good night forever.

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      Its strange how we do not notice the little noises of a person until they are missing. My mother always had a little cough and then she'd clear her throat. The sounds of love are many and varied, but they are wrapped in the people we love.
    This is simple but beautiful because its honest and open. It's also heartrending because you let the reader know from the first stanza that things do not have a happy ending. Although you show faith, the last line is haunting in its simplicity.
    I'm glad you found Elite to share your work.
    | Posted on 2015-02-11 00:00:00 | by jaycee | [ Reply to This ]
      I am very sorry for your loss. May your grandfather rest in peace. I too have lost a very dear grandfather in my life. He wasn't just a grandfather to me, but my teacher in life, my inspiration, my ally when everyone else opposed me. His death was heartbreaking for me and took me many years to heal and be able to think of him without crying.

    This is a very beautiful and heartfelt poem. It holds so many emotions that seem to merge well together, not clash. The happiness to have this person in your life and the comfort his "lullaby" brings to you, the shock and not understanding why the lullaby ceased so abruptly, the pain it brings to have the precious person in your life taken away from you, like a part of your soul has torn apart, but lastly the hope that you will once be reunited. I love how you end it, "Until we meet again, good night forever."
    | Posted on 2015-01-12 00:00:00 | by wordsofmind | [ Reply to This ]

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