Missing… #poetry

Imagine it not being noticed,

Once there, but now you’re gone,

Yet the World it keeps on spinning,

Your absence noticed by no-one…

The Dog’s Dead #poetry

For a moment there was panic,

The dog just lay there, still,

I thought perhaps she’d died somehow,

Or at least that she was ill,

Truth is she was just sleeping,

Nothing wrong, nothing at all,

But the fear I felt inside was real,

Across my heart did darkness fall…

Wishing

Finding solitude in company,

Wishing his life would just,

End,

He had tried once,

He couldn’t even do that right,

He failed, failure,

Eating pills,

Like sweets,

Then a change of heart,

Admission,

Submission,

He didn’t cry for help,

He just cried,

To cure his sickened mind,

They gave him pills,

Pills,

More pills,

When they didn’t work,

More pills,

Pills,

What didn’t kill him,

Now doled out,

The shame of asking for prescriptions,

Pharmacy staff recognise the man,

He stands,

Stares at his feet,

Mumbles,

Then cries,

Helpless,

Hope,

Less