Without another by my side,

The years have gone by.

The child is gone,

She’s all grown up.

Her life doesn’t involve me much these days.


My heart feels empty,

Like an echo that’s fading away as it passes through a deep canyon.

There is no one near to me,

There are a few who are dear to me.

Their lives don’t involve me much these days.


As the emptiness flows through me,

I close my eyes.

Soft music quietly fills my mind and for a moment,

My thoughts are of days gone by,

And in that moment, I am no longer


                                                                                     Faye Marie Pearse


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