The Absent

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A short poem about a man in a coma and his battle

Submitted: August 08, 2017

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The absent

 

He’s not here anymore

 

At least not in mind

 

For he has wandered far and is lost

 

In the caverns of his own consciousness

 

Lost in the caves of memories

 

Searching the for light of the present

 

He lay still, fighting his battle in silence

 

We stand and wait, hoping for a sign of life

 

A twitch, a blink, anything

 

We hope he emerges victorious

 

In this catatonic battle

 

We hope that he will slay the demons within him

 

We all feel his absence

 

The laughter ceased, the happiness dissolved

 

Into a mixture of anxiety and pain

 

The fear of him never returning

 

And the painful hours until he awakens

 

All these disgusting feelings, the torture of time

 

But none of that can amount

 

To the battle that he is consumed in

 

And until he awakens

 

Or if he sleeps forever

 

He is the absent

 

 

 


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