Gone missing, a poem by Carl "Papa" Palmer at Spillwords.com
Emmanuel Ikwuegbu

Gone Missing

Gone Missing

written by: Carl “Papa” Palmer


As the new day awaits its morning sun,
the blank page for my poem also waits.

In stillness I listen for an inner voice,
only to hear a deep silence in my ears.

Ends end from where beginnings begin,
but before I can end it I have to begin it.

All I need is that one elusive key word
to massage this pain of self-made hell,

this page containing only a promise of
what may be worthy to be called poetry.

As the sun sets, my page and I sit,
still waiting for what’s gone missing.

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