They’re Gone

Our hearts are heavy, pulled into the earth like a stone.

The swing is straight and still, strung to the ground like a plumb.

Their absence penetrates all the busy places with silence once more.

Goodbye dear children … please, oh please come again.

Published by J. Michael Jones

J. Michael Jones is married to Denise and is the father of five successful adult children, scattered around Washington state and Minnesota. He had a 38-year career as a physician associate, until he was forced into retirement by multiple myeloma in 2019. During his career, he waw a headache specialist at Mayo Clinic, and in the pacific northwest, and worked as a generalist in a variety of locations overseas, including Abu Dhabi, Oman, Cyprus, Egypt, Pakistan twice, Nepal, and Afghanistan's Khyber Pass. He has always loved to think and write, publishing seven books and countless journal articles. After retirement he has focused on his fiction writing including his coming book, The Stones of Yemen.

3 thoughts on “They’re Gone

  1. The cry of many a parental heart…beautiful Mike. Is there a poem for when they are on their way to visit!? or here?!

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