Look back on life, remember
How much you used to feel
For many things and people
That barely now seem real
You never made that journey,
And now no longer care;
You pass by former lovers
As if they were not there
The many songs you used to know —
The words have slipped away —
While new routines replace the old
And day leads on to day
The person you remember
You will not come across:
That you was buried years ago
But no one marked
6 thoughts on “A Death Unnoticed”
Well emotionally expressed! Good one..
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Love that last stanza.
But no one marked the loss, quite a powerful line indeed. Someone used to feel and something, unknown to us all, changed them. What embittered them, I wonder? So sad when a heart hardens and becomes buried beneath jaded and cold thoughts….such a sad death indeed, especially since no one noticed. 🙁
What you say is so true — bitterness often happens when no one else is there.
It threatens to overtake us all at least once in our lives, I think. The challenge is to not let it take root and control our thoughts and actions. ♡