Monday, November 24, 2008

Latest Poem From Wes

WHEN SUDDENLY NOTHING HAPPENED

There come those times when blood is chilled;
A shiver shakes your spine;
You sense there’s something’s now amiss,
There’s something out of line.

Our home has been a constant din,
For more than twenty years;
Crescendoed kid cacophonies
Of slams and shrieks and tears.

‘Til now, at last, all children grown,
I’m bothered by the sound
Of silence as it screams at me
With not a kid around.

I gave my wife a “hello” kiss,
She asked me for my name.
This house seems so familiar
Yet nothing feels the same.

I can hear the door not slam;
And the stereo not blare.
The bathroom does not hiss and buzz
From blowing dry their hair.

My razor sits unstolen
Right where it belongs;
The fridge is unmolested
By human-locusts throngs.

My feet can feel the floor not thump
As bumps and stomps are gone;
Though not a single rattled dish
How clatter lingers on…

The quiet somehow echoes harsh;
Upon my deafened ears.
How creepy to find switched to off
The racket heard for years.

I never dreamed I’d miss it all,
Life’s constant audio feed;
When, suddenly, nothing happened here,
It was something else indeed!

13 comments:

Kim Miller said...

AWE... I feel missed :) Very nice poem.

Connie and Joe said...

Hi, I have checked out your blogs for some time and enjoy keeping up with your family and now we have one so lets keep in touch. Dont know how often I will update it though. This is all new to me.

Brenda E said...

It is somewhat a strange idea to me to think that will all someday be missed. I guess it really is a good thing. Count your blessing in the here and now, right. We'll see you on the great turkey day.

Marisa said...

I don't know I might have to buy some earplugs to make it through! I'm sue Kaden would be willing to come make some noise for you though!!!

LindsayLoo said...

This is great and I hoe to come visit and make some noise for you very soon. I miss you and love you!!

Connie and Joe said...

Boy, your poem "was" my sentiments exactly a few years ago but I find it passes and all is well and now we quite enjoy the silence. Funny how things change so quickly. We both had empty nest syndrome so bad but it's all good now.

Wes said...

Neat! I'll be sure to enjoy the noise while I have it. (And hoping to add more noise soon) :)

Heather said...

That was such a great poem!! I love it. And I will try hard to remember it when my kids are screaming at me.

Connie and Joe said...

Hey, we were trying to check out pictures of Mitch's homecoming. Please post soon!! Check out our blog, I just posted pix of our Lori's 27th birthday.

Marisa said...

What is this madness? Where are pics of Mitch's homecoming for those of us who couldn't make it?

Brenda E said...

Where are the pictures of Christmas, the airport homecoming, Mitch. Sorry we missed the Sacrament Meeting talk here in Vegas. We didn't have enough time to get someone to cover my class I teach. The 11 and 12 year olds. I actually ended up with all of the Senior Primary classes, because the other teacher wasn't there and there was only one member of the Primary Presidency there as well.

Omar Rendón-Montaño said...

Hi!!!
Nice to hear from you.
It is always fun to know about you and your kids when ever i call Mom or Za-Za, but it is a pleasure to know it in your own words.
Congratulations, what a wonderful lovely family!!!

Omar Rendón-Montaño said...

What a beautifil poem WES!
Indeed life happens so fast, and children are good parameter for that.
I still have a picture of Audrey the day she was born. For me seems like only few years have passed by....but now she is a young lady.
Hugs for all of you.