Something Is Missing

Something Is Missing
Something is missing
A void I can’t bear.
Something is missing
‘Cause you are not there.
I took you for granted
With hardly a care.
I took you for granted
Something quite rare.

I can but look back
To times less forlorn.
Joyous those days
We alone did adorn.
Hours before these,
Ones I now mourn,
From whence my presence
So quickly was torn.

How can so few feet
Be the cause of such pain?
A chasm that I try
To bridge all in vain.
Can I hope feelings
Will remain the same,
Or will they all sadly
In time come to wane?

Something is missing.
Something is wrong.
Something is missing,
From my life’s sweet song.
Something I never knew
I had all along;
Something I never knew
I felt quite this strong.

Forgive me not ending my adverb in –ly at the end there, but I get to claim poetic license. What a liberating thing!

Separation. Losing friendship. I wasn’t used to taking things or people for granted and an opportunity to work in a new position showed me that this is exactly what I had done. Even in, say, the workplace, transferring from one department to another, even if they are only a few feet away, can change a relationship dynamic dramatically. It’s silly to think you’ll just always have a good relationship with someone. I can tell you this. Friendship takes work. Keeping in contact is a commitment. Don’t take it for granted.

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