Thursday, March 18, 2010

That Empty Space


THAT EMPTY SPACE

This is supposed to be funny, and I think I can raise a smile,
But it touches on a fact I find so grim.
The child, the man, the empty space, the sameness of it all
Except that it no longer features him.
How dare the world keep spinning, how dare the stars still shine
When he's not in the future's here-and-now!
How can Halley's Comet pay a visit yet again,
When he's not there to turn to it and bow?
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Unimaginable, the fact
That we do a disappearing act!
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13 comments:

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Is that a Gorey drawing, I wonder?

Nanc Twop said...

Nice.

Reminds me of Mark Twain when he said that he had come in with Halley's Comet (born 1835) and would leave with it. (~1910)

Now there's that empty space where he would have stood.

Mmm said...

I actually find this cartoon so very funny. I can;t stop chuckling a wee bit. LOL. How very true. Sobering, really.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Nice painting !!Unseen Rajasthan

Nalini Hebbar said...

Sad...the only thing I am really really going to miss when I die is NATURE.

Inay said...

yup....
people die and the halley will always be there...

i just hope it will not the end of the world.....

Harshad mehta said...

Sketches made me pause for a moment & reflect.

Ramesh Sood said...

I enjoyed the write.. lovely sketches and the thoughts..

Leo said...

ah.. a thoughtful poem.. see the comet as a star from the sky instead?

Tumblewords: said...

Provocative. Nicely done!

ms pie said...

subtle tone of reality..... we are born to die...

Geraldine said...

What an interesting interpretation of the prompt.


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Patti said...

Wow- that was good- and you are right- it IS sad, but we can't stop it, can we?