Missing

Missing?
Vanishing into the space of oblivion
In earth, sea or sky?
Who knows?
Gone into the wilderness
Of the unknown.
Leaving behind;
Fathers, mothers,
Brothers, sisters.
Bewildered Friends.
Watching, waiting,
Hearts aching,
Eyes peering,
Ears listening.
Minds hoping,
The door will open,
The vanished will return.
Like the prodigal son,
The father will say;
“Come into my open arms,
Oh! Child, how we missed you”.

Máiréad Tuohy Duffy ©2000

Written for Aengus, my nephew, missing since Feb 11 2000. See more info.