Missing


The lid comes off the puzzle-box,
All pieces to the floor!
It wasn't all that great a shock,
To find I needed more.

The puzzle of the puzzle piece,
Where did you go and hide?
Come out, come out, where e'er you are-
I need you by my side!

Can't help but feel the tears run down
That part out straps the rest.
Without it puzzle's incomplete,
This piece, by far, the best.

I slowly fit them side by side-
Your presence sorely missed.
When all's complete I looked and cried
Come back to me you must!

Life's puzzle here lies incomplete-
One piece is needed yet-
I know that you're a perfect fit
It's not a risky bet.

The lid comes off the puzzle-box,
All pieces to the floor!
When all is said and all is done,
Still there, the place for you.


Dedicated to my rose