The World Went on Without Me (14) A Poem By Edna Merle

Heartbroken the world went on without me

Distraught I was left behind

Standing alone at the gate, slammed shut

Facing fate of  laying on the ground

Yet appeared softer than my lover’s eye far removed from me

I walked on a vision in the past, a memory doomed to be

And on and on they went those memories

Like rain flowing down a winding creek

The sky was crying too

No green mossy banks for me nor clear sparkling water

Dry and dusty I remained while the storm raged on

My soul  felt dead, and my tears fell unchecked

I prayed out of desperation while anguish remained my only friend

A  public war for all to see they watched me on the news.

They watched me sleep in bed

One who would be seen no more

By any who had cared for me

All my dreams and desires absorbed by a concrete floor.

Tiptoeing in to my cell came hope and a belief

And it settled next to me

Then climbed inside my troubled mind

And eased my soul for free

It held me aloft in a sort of supernatural suspension

Safe while everything went on around me.

Surprised with this unexpected sense of hope I smiled.

God comes to us sometimes unexpectedly

In my most difficult trial He came

And He stayed and I became a better person


4 Responses to The World Went on Without Me (14) A Poem By Edna Merle

  1. Barbara says:

July 31, 2010 at 4:16 pm (Edit)

After the walk through hell, you met God who finally set you free.


  • Michael says:

July 31, 2010 at 9:06 pm (Edit)

Not only a better person but one with a clear mind, sound body and open heart. I love the person you are.


August 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm (Edit)

I love you too.

August 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm (Edit)

He will do the same for all who ask.



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