. Emptiness I search for you in every face I see. True love should last forever and a day: Its book not closed until all chapters end. You walked into my life then walked away: There is no laughter left that I can hear. Each endless night will never become day. The white owl leaves our tree to kill a mouse, While I, inside our house sit still and stare. The feeling of your presence gone, I fear. A helpless heart will take a demon's dare, To go to where you don't exist at all, For I can't miss you if you are not there. I've shattered my whole soul in false love's fall: There's nothing left to do, no more to know--- The flowers are in flames beneath the tree. The mouse, like me, had no place left to go. I'm growing tired of looking at the tree. The future holds just emptiness, I know. Without you life has nothing left for me. . . Cathy McDonald has been writing poetry on and off since 1965 and lives a secluded life in the countryside.