Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Of What Was And What Is

Loss is like taking off a ring you've worn for a long time
Your finger still feels the weight of the gold band which isn't there
Your hand still goes towards it to twist it around the finger in nervousness
You look at your middle finger again and again seeing the lighter part of your skin, the only trace of the ring that is left
It leaves you disoriented,
To not have something which you clearly feel is right there

Loss is like visiting your favourite restaurant's shut down building
You're overwhelmed with memories
You remember every table full of chatter
You remember the wooden doors that opened to another world

The familiar scent, the lights, the decor
Warm, lively and alive
And you smile from the feeling

But nothing is there

Here lies a barren building
Cold, lifeless and dead
With only memories haunting the rooms 

Like the ghost of what was and now what is

Taking your smile away and replacing it with shudders

The building is still right down the street
( The room is right down the hallway )

If you listen closely you can hear the chatter
( If you listen closely you can hear him calling)

The windows are intact, giving you an insight into the past
( The pictures in the frames are intact, giving you an insight into the past )

But nothing is there
Here lies a barren building
Cold, lifeless and dead
With only memories haunting the rooms