To lose something irreplaceable-
Is to lose a piece of your being.
This something, which has been with you all your life,
Is suddenly wrenched away, by unseen hands.
And life comes to a halt.
Never before has it occurred to you,
That this thing-
This thing you’re so attached to-
Could one day be lost forever.
Life goes on without it,
But something seems to be amiss.
So a quest for a replacement commences.
Something akin to it is found.
But, no voids have been filled.
The voids have merely been covered up
With fragments that easily come undone.
The search is continued in vain,
With an unrelenting hope
That the void inside you
Will cease to exist.
Unknowingly and unaware of it,
Life without the thing, seems easier.
And Hope navigates you through it.