When Someone You Loves Goes Missing by Tom M Brown
When someone you love goes missing It’s like nothing you’ve experienced before,
As the hours turn to days you keep hoping
They’ll make contact but it soon begins to sink in
That you may never see them anymore’.
You blame everyone else for not doing enough and you blame yourself for doing less,
You search the streets and put up missing posters but you feel it’s just an act of hopelessness.
As you make appeals to the public through Radio TV and press,
You tend to get sick phone calls and half baked theories or people wishing you good luck at best.
Your whole life becomes a living nightmare Sleep becomes alien to you,
You fall out with your freinds and other family members
Regarding what’s the next thing you should do.
After a while you become immune to the things total strangers say regarding your loved one
like “if they found the body at least your suffering would be over anyway.”
You no longer think about yourself in any shape or form,
If you’re lucky like me you survive a nervous breakdown but you still want to carry on.
Then after the months turn into years and your tears have almost dried up,
You still keep on searching to a lesser extent but you never completely give up.
And though it’s different in every case
We all share a common pain, Every one of us who has had a loved one missing
Our lives will never again be the same.