The house is not the same since you left

Charles Cowling

Posted by celebrant Evelyn Temple





The house is not the same since you left

The cooker is angry – it blames me

The TV tries desperately to stay busy

But occasionally I catch it staring out of the window

The washing-up’s feeling sorry for itself again

It just sits there saying “What’s the point, what’s the point?

The curtains count the days

Nothing in the house will talk to me

I think your armchair’s dead

The kettle tried to comfort me at first

But you know what its attention span is like

I’ve not told the plants yet

They think you’re still on holiday

The bathroom misses you

I hardly see it these days

It still can’t believe you didn’t take it with you

The bedroom won’t even look at me

Since you left it, it keeps its eyes closed

All it wants to do is sleep

Remembering better times

Trying to lose itself in dreams

It seems like it’s taken the easy way out

But at night

I hear the pillows weeping into the sheets.




8 thoughts on “The house is not the same since you left

  1. Charles Cowling
    Juliet Hemingray

    We heard a few minutes of you on Radio 4 tonight and were transfixed by your perception of life and wit.
    Thank you for cheering and challenging us all in a few seconds.

    Juliet Hemingray

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling

    Me again. This is a wonderful way to say how much I miss him and hurt so much. THANK YOU.

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling

    OH! How so true and so meaningful. Anyone know where I can get a copy, please?

    Charles Cowling
  4. Charles Cowling

    This is grief indeed.

    Charles Cowling
  5. Charles Cowling

    thank you it was wonderful to look at death in that way, i keep on reading it to find other items that miss him, as they were most definitely his and still sulk that he is not using them and just wont work for me
    what a wonderful way to look, at it

    Charles Cowling
    1. Charles Cowling

      It’s often in the night that the silence speaks loudest…

      Charles Cowling
  6. Charles Cowling

    Thanks, Evelyn, another one for the collection!

    Charles Cowling

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