Seperation

A Poem By Erin // 12/9/2014

I'm feeling those 8,481 miles more than before.
I didn't fully recognize how much I'd miss you
until you had already gotten up and left.
I find myself relaying stories about
all the funny things you've done
I miss your undeniable eccentricity,
nobody can claim that they have a friend like you.
4:40pm Texas time, 3:40am on the "treeless dune of sand".
I wonder if you're sleeping or if you're sitting up, awake,
thinking about coming home or about how your birthday
is tomorrow and you have to spend it in a country that you hate.
But most of all, I wonder if you're safe.
Have there been close calls, or worse?
It dawns on me occasionally that I wouldn't know anything about,
well, let's not talk about that,
it's a possibility that I don't like to entertain for very long.
You have life to live, and I have things to tell you
only two more weeks, and please just come back home.

Comments

Well congratulations!!! That

Well congratulations!!! That must be pretty exciting. Praying for your friend.
God bless!

Damaris Ann | Thu, 12/11/2014

I am an overcomer through Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.

Thank you, I appreciate it!

Thank you, I appreciate it!

Erin | Thu, 12/11/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

*clicks 'like'*

:)

Sarah Bethany | Thu, 12/11/2014

Thank you! We do need a like

Thank you! We do need a like button, don't we? Lol.

Erin | Thu, 12/11/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I second (or third, I guess)

I second (or third, I guess) the like button movement! ;) We so need one. Also, Erin, this was really good! Congratulations on getting into your second college as well, AHHH. It must be so exciting!

Madeline | Thu, 12/11/2014

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Thank you! It is :)

Thank you! It is :)

Erin | Thu, 12/11/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Nice poem, and

Nice poem, and congratulations for getting into your 2nd choice!! Maybe you'll hear good news from your 1st. :)

....but if we had a "like" button, there's less chance of getting a comment because it's the faster way of doing things - right?

Lucy Anne | Thu, 12/11/2014

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you! And that is true.

Thank you! And that is true. I would rather get a comment than a 'like'.

Erin | Thu, 12/11/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I vote for comments!

None of this "like" business, although it highly appeals to me as I am so lazy. Comments are worth so much more!

Ah yes, the poem. I really related to it..."until you had already gotten up and left."
I love the tempo of it; so slow and soft and longing, begging. "You have life to live" Oh yes.
And congrats on the college! That's all very exciting :)

Maddi | Thu, 12/18/2014

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Thank you! Yeah, I think

Thank you! Yeah, I think comments are probably the way to go :)

Erin | Thu, 12/18/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Yes, comments!!!

Yes, comments!!!

Damaris Ann | Thu, 12/18/2014

I am an overcomer through Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.

I came back again to read

I came back again to read this as I like this one SO much....

Maddi | Wed, 01/21/2015

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

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