While He’s Away

I would like to share this poem that a fellow reader, Jason Bladd, has written. Please click his name to read more about the author and you can visit his page.

While He’s Away: A Poem About Being Gone

While I’m away

The mission’s first

We’ll put our best against their worst

But victory will fail to quench my thirst

While I’m away

While I’m away

The silence settles in

The mood is calm, the air is thin

My kingdom for one morn’ of childrens’ din

While I’m away

While I’m away

Diminished dawns

The flock is far, the shepherd gone

The sheep will grow and graze and carry on

While I’m away

While I’m away

Fools worship golden cows

With laps aflame and loins aroused

Let God protect our covenant of sacred vows

While I’m away

While you’re away

I start a new routine

The laundry’s neat, the house is clean

But soon I miss the manly mess unseen

While you’re away

While you’re away

Our things break down

With no one to repair around

In projects left undone our lair abounds

While you’re away

While you’re away

The evil freaks

Through sudden cricks and eerie creaks

Our settling house at nighttime speaks, I’m scared

While you’re away

While you’re away

It’s not the same

I’m thankful for the few who came

To help me play this sacrificial game

While you’re away

While he’s away

I’m turning ten

This milestone never comes again

I understand, but struggle now and then

While he’s away

While he’s away

I run the bases

Looking in the stands for faces

Sad to see the empty spaces left

While he’s away

While he’s away

I lose my teeth

And sleep with them at night beneath

The pillow where I cry myself to sleep

While he’s away

While he’s away

It makes me sad

Sometimes I’m a little mad

How come others get to have my dad

While he’s away?

While he’s away

I’ll start to walk

And look up for my daddy’s gawk

But nowhere will I find his eyes to lock

While he’s away

While I’m away

Their father’s not around

I’ve left them though, one comfort sound

Another Father always keeps them found

While I’m away

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2 thoughts on “While He’s Away

  1. Jayde-Ashe November 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm Reply

    Wow, this is fabulous.

  2. Jason B. Ladd November 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm Reply

    Thanks for the share!

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