Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Frances Seymour, iDietmar Rothe, iMiranda Pope, iBino Pires, iEugene Meyer, iRosemarie Skaine, iP Lewis, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Alan D Busch

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 190 Titles
· 221 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Feb, 2008

Alan D Busch, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century: from Kabbalah to
by Judith Laura

The award-winning Second Enlarged Edition of this highly acclaimed book, contains all material from the original 1997 edition plus additional content, including a Forewor..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
La Tour Shalom / Shalom Tower Syndrome
by Albert Russo

Alexis' complex background catches up with him and appears to be at the root of his existential malaise. He was brought up a Catholic, while his father was an Italian Jew..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  I Wish I Could Tell You...
  2.  Transmorpho
  3.  Time Started
  4.  Morning Walk
  5.  My Poems
  6.  Running On Empty
  7.  I Wish I Knew
  8.  Sentimental Pond
  9.  Misnomers of Fame
  10.  unraveling
  11.  Moments Gone
  12.  The Fate Peddler
  13.  Overcoming
  14.  In Loving Memory
  15.  Trees Aflame
  16.  The Mask
  17.  You're Not Alone
  18.  I'm Thankful For
  19.  Again I Ask For More...
  20.  Old Age

Lonely for You, Forever (under construction)
by Alan D Busch

Saturday, April 19, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Alan D Busch
•  Poetical Reflections of my father
•  A Revision of A Father Loses A Daughter
•  Shacharis Musings (revised and published)
•  While Vigilance Slept (revision of Dignity Restored)
•  Significant Revision of A Father Loses A Daughter
           >> View all 47

Reflections that evening of Ben's death ...

Drawn to my house late that black night

I was lost in my life as never before though her cries I could not hear 

my heart wept for
Ben's mom

at whose side I could be, neither nor near.

In desperate near madness, oh ... the blackest of nights

joylessly my family did weep

so sad when I would have prefered

together with whom I might sleep.

Our child we loved him so much in common

my mind unrestrained in darkness did roam …

this reality unimaginable, especially stark

my house … no longer my home.

In memory’s flight I remember this well

when ended Passover they readied to leave

I felt the burn of his stubbly cheeks

funny how much in remembrance we grieve.

Ben, Ben ... I wept.

We spoke, but then in silence you died

it was only just a moment before

While slept in my dreams I cried.

So few hours have since elapsed

In the hospital that psalm I did sing

I am already lonely for you, forever.

when morrow’s morn would no smiles bring.


Alan D. Busch









Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/27/2008
I can never do this justice. I will simply echo Michelle's words (she's my friend) and hope you are okay with that. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/22/2008
I am so sorry for your loss, there are no words to say. I felt every word of this poem like a knife cut.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/22/2008
I am sorry for your loss, Alan. Children are supposed to outlive their parents and it is heartbreaking when the perceived does not happen that way. This is a touching and emotive tribute to grief and I am sure it will comfort many others who have, sadly, experienced the loss of a child.

Well done. You're in my thoughts and prayers,

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.