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An ode to being left behind number 2

Updated on July 27, 2013

A day in the life of a man

It is water that passes, not my heart
It is water that passes, not my heart | Source

I drove her and boy up to Los Angeles

I am not proud of this to say

I helped her get on her merry way

I loaded bags and my little one

So they could leave me and be done

Life is hard for us left behind

Like a cast out melon rind

Soldiers stay and fight the war

While families flee hoping for more

I am not warrior made

I am an old song played

No one knows the pain I fee.

No one knows my great big deal

So my wife and son have left me now

Will I survive is a great big how

Oh well in the grand scheme of things

I will find what Tuesday brings


For she and he are just visiting Grandma and uncle

in an town I call carbuncle

Houston with cousins galore

Great guys I call once more

She called me three times from each airport

About her nervousness to report

You see my wife and boy have left me

For our family just to see.

Can I make it until Tuesday return?

I hope you can as odes I will burn.


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Peace be upon you. May you grow old with my happiness and sadness.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Ah, Dearest Eric,

      You had me going there for a bit! Whew, I know you were so happy when Tuesday arrived to see those cherished loved ones. You are a treasure and this is a gem.

      When you started leaving such wonderful answers to my questions, I thought I had been following you, but I realized I have not been. So, I must catch up a bit on your wonderful writings!

      Voted up +++

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Life is good. And that is just one "o" away from God.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Ahhh! All those feelings are wonderful. Keep writing until they get back.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      This is wonderful Eric and of course any occasion in life can be used to create gems.

      Wonderful my friend and so glad to learn there is still a lot of love in this world.

      Enjoy your day my friend.


    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      She called me from church. I am crying from ear to ear. Life is good.

    • Sparklea profile image


      5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Voted up and sure had me creative the way you express your feelings. I took a trip in June with my daughter and how I missed my husband!

      Although I'm not obsessed with cell phones, I was thrilled to communicate via text with our i phones! And a few phone calls.

      God bless, and thank you for a great hub. Sparklea :)

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I do declare I am a sissy pants. I just need the touch. I just need to watch them sleep. I just need my loved ones.

      I used to be such a tough guy.

      Reckon you got Froggy. Reckon Froggy got you. Hold on, but not too tight.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Very touching. These experiences are the ones that define us as person. couples and lovers. Get the best from it. At least you know that a return will come. May God be with them and you.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I think I will pull some weeds in the garden and just plain cry. But now I have the finest of all fine men suffering with me. Thank you

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      Christopher Antony Meade 

      5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      It won't be long now Eric. You got a couple of good poems out of your depravation, so it's not all bad.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Look in your top shirt pocket,,,, hihihihi there I am.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hang in there big guy; Tuesday will be here soon. :) Have a great weekend. I'm off to have fun.


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