I Miss You | Poem and song by ERYK M MOORE

eyrc moore I miss you

 

 

I MISS YOU

 

 

OFF THE TOP…I MISS YOU

LIKE THE DESERT MISSES THE RAIN

LIKE THE SCARECROW…MISSES A BRAIN

I… MISS…YOU

 

I MISS YOU LIKE I FOUND YOU IN A CROWDED MALL

SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT

FOR MY SOON TO BE FANTASY

 

PUSHING THROUGH THE INSECURITIES OF YESTERDAY’S TOMORROWS

 

I FOLLOW THE SCENT OF YOUR DREAM…

INTO THE STREAM OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS

WITH THE EXPECTATION OF FINDING…YOUR SMILE

I…MISS…YOU

 

I MISS YOU LIKE I MISS THE SOUND OF HAPPINESS

PLAYING IN LIFE’S PLAYGROUND

AT THE AGE OF SIX…DANCING IN THE SUN

TO THE MELODY OF LAUGHTER

 

RIGHT AFTER A WATER BALLOON FIGHT

PROBLEMS TAKE FORM…AND TAKE FLIGHT INTO THE CLEAR NIGHT

AND DISAPPEAR LIKE BAD MEMORIES

THAT TAKE ON THE FORM OF OLD LEAVES…

AND FALL FROM MY TREE OF LIFE

I…MISS…YOU

 

I MISS YOU LIKE GOOD FOOD…COOKED ON SUNDAY

BY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD

 

BLESSED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GENERATIONS

YET DISPLAYING THE INNOCENCE AND THE SMILE…

OF MY GRAND PARENT’S SECOND LITTLE GIRL

 

WHO MADE THE SACRIFICE…

SO THAT MY LIFE WOULD BE SOMETHING MORE THAN A LAST NAME

 

SOMETHING MORE THAN 15 MINUTES OF FAME COULD EVER CLAIM

 

AND AT TIMES I FIND…WHEN I WALK THE PATHWAYS OF MY MIND

I COME ACROSS THE GIFT…THAT YOU’VE BLESSED ME WITH

AND I WONDER…

HOW COULD SOMEONE THIS FLAWED…BE SO BLESSED

 

HOW COULD SOMEONE THIS WEAK…BE SO STRONG

 

AND BEFORE LONG…

THE WALLS OF MY PREFABRICATED REALITY BEGIN TO FALL

 

AND THE OFF BEAT…UNWANTED SOUND OF THE ALARM CLOCK

 

BEGINS TO DROWN MY SENSE OF BEING

FREEING ME FROM MY DREAM…WITHIN A DREAM…WITHIN A DREAM

 

AND AS I SIT UP IN BED…

FORCING MY HEAD TO HOLD ONTO FLEEING MEMORIES

 

I SMILE AND WHISPER THREE WORDS

 

I…MISS…YOU

 

 

ERYK M MOORE

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