Teeny and minute mumbles Went into howls and growls Oh! There a Family Tree stumbles With everything it was of proud!

A Tree that was duly watered For more or less thirty years Was time and again haltered Prompting fearsome fears-

The one who grew bellows and shouts Letting alone all the issues and doubts That the neighbors will surely talk about!

Once blessed by a Father's grace It chuckled and brightened Now his table's got an empty space Waiting to be light and lightened!

Submitted: March 31, 2019

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Mike S.

Excellent write, Rehmat!

Sun, March 31st, 2019 4:41pm


Thanks Mike!

Mon, April 1st, 2019 1:39am


An empty seat, an absence of the current head of the family tree? An excellent write, Rehmat.

Sun, March 31st, 2019 7:44pm


Yes, Hully! Have not been well for quite some time. That's why wrote this heartbreaking piece. Thanks for reading.

Mon, April 1st, 2019 1:38am


The absence must feel like a ghost. Haunting, lonely, sad. It must be hard to write something like this, knowing that you feel it. I hope it gets better for you. Your words are powerful and painful. It's excellent work Rehmat. I give you a hug.

Sat, April 6th, 2019 11:28pm


thank you so much for always supporting

Mon, April 15th, 2019 3:15am

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