Illusions

by Tanya Southey   Sep 22, 2019


They say you are gone
but I know you are only
out in the garden,
going for a walk,
enjoying the sun

They say you are gone
but I know you are only
just around the corner
peering at the doves
in the tall gum tree

They say you are gone
but I know you are only
floating on a cloud,
relaxed and at one,
contemplating the stars

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  • 10 months ago

    by Koan

    Beautifully sad... Very moving, thx for the read...

  • 1 year ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Oh, this gave me shivers. There's such a calmness in the tone, almost a sureness, but there's also a twinge of sadness. Because you know absence but you refuse to let it be the definition of "nothing". There is still something to be found in someone's absence. If we think of them at peace, doing what they love, it brings us a consolation too. It's like this battle between reality and what our heart is telling us, that this person physically may be distant, yet their soul is more than just a body.

    • 1 year ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Thanks so much Poet x. Illusions can be terribly comforting.

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Beautiful Tanya, nominated...

  • 1 year ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Tanya this really is beautiful and says so very much about death and grief so eloquently. :-) x
    =^.^=

  • 1 year ago

    by Star

    I don’t know who or what is lost, but those illusions in some cases aren’t they a good thing? It is a way of consolation, and can ease the grieving.

    • 1 year ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Absolutely and what if the illusions are the truth? xx

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