6 Years Out,

6 Years Out, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

She’s a shadow
I talk to her
Though I know
It is just self comfort

The milestones pass
Her birthday
My birthday
The holidays

This spinning marble
Falling around the sun
Roulette wheel
I cannot feel

Her touch
Her hugs
I cannot hear
Her laugh

The revelers
In Times Square
Will countdown
And cheer

My mother
Is gone
She won’t sing
O Lang Syne.

10 responses to “6 Years Out,”

  1. Hi Brian. This post is so uncanny. I only say that because it’s six years today since my dear Mum passed away. She never got to see the New Year in, either, so I can really identify with your words and your pain. My heart goes out to you. I’ll never stop missing my Mum. It’s always hard at this time of year when you’ve lost someone close to you. Mum’s birthday was on the ninth of January, so she never saw that day, either. She would have been 86 on her birthday (so she would have been 92 this year). I’m sorry you, too, are feeling so sad. Hugs to you, my friend. X 💕


      • I’m sorry for the loss of your mom. Even after six years, we still miss them and always will. I’m glad you managed to enjoy the holidays because your mom did. I’m looking forward to reading more of your poetry now that the Christmas break is over. Take care of yourself.


      • Hi, Brian. I’m not sure why you can’t find me on Twitter. That’s very strange, as I wasn’t aware of having more than one account. I can’t ever remember having an avatar of me with two children. Is there any way you could save the photo for me and send it via my WP ‘Contact Me’ form on my WP blog? I usually keep my personal email address private, but I’m very intrigued. You can get me at ellie.thompsonwp@yahoo.com. You should be able to send the image as an attachment to my email. If it’s any help, the link to my Twitter account is https://twitter.com/EllieTh64374482. I haven’t posted anything on my Twitter account since November. I hope you’ll be able to find me there. Let me know how you get on. Good luck.


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