Missing

Here's what you've been missing

After all these days

There's a rocking chair still sitting

Outside that she wishes wouldn't stay

Here's what you've been missing

Since you passed away

There's an organ that's still sitting

In the basement wanting you to play

 

Here's what you've been missing

I made some friends for good

So no longer am I sitting

Inside wishing for a childhood

Here's what you've been missing

He's gotten so much stronger

And no longer is he sitting

In the nurse's office 'cause he got hurt

 

But your flowers still bloom in the spring

And the sun comes up in the morning

Your newspaper's on the driveway

And the neighbors stop and say hey

It's just another day

But who am I kidding?

There's something missing

 

Here's what you've been missing

We took a family photo this year

And there's a space where you should be sitting

Just a reminder that you disappeared

Here's what you've been missing

I've decided to be an engineer

There's a lot of things I'll be fixing

Except the fact that you're not here

 

But the water's still wet in the summer

When the ice cream man comes I'm a runner

The chalk art's all over the driveway

And a part of me really wants to say

It's just another day

But who am I kidding?

There's something missing

 

Right now you're all I want to hold

What I'd give to see your face

But all that I've been told

Is that you're in a better place

 

But the leaves still change in autumn

And on Halloween the candy is awesome

We’ll cook in the kitchen for a few days

Coats on hooks then we’ll all pray

It's another holiday

A nice Thanksgiving

But there's something missing

 

But the snowflakes still fall in winter

And our house still smells just like ginger

Bread cookies and milk by the fireplace

And we will wait for Santa's sleigh

Decorations on display

Christmas lights glistening

But there's something missing

 

Oh who am I kidding?

 

Here's what you've been missing

After all these days

Just a little bit of everything

                  Since you passed away

This poem is about: 
Me

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