Another moving van..

There’s this strange and hollow feeling when movie stars and musicians we grew up with suddenly die.

It’s like watching a longtime neighbor down the street abruptly move away.

Even if you weren’t that close

you were used to seeing his car in the driveway..

his lights on at night,

the wreath hung on his front door.

Yes, even if you weren’t that close –

he was part of the fabric of your life.

And when that truck filled with his stuff

rumbles out of sight..

you can feel the quiet emptiness

of his darkened home

in yours.

prince

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. hmunro says:

    What a beautiful poem you’ve penned, Cindy! And so true. Although I wasn’t a huge Prince fan, I do feel as if a HUGE van has driven down the street and off into the horizon.

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    1. Cindy says:

      Thanks Heather..it’s weird..I feel the same. I myself wasn’t a huge fan either, but he was “in” my life..in my car, on MTV, in the mall..it feels strangely personal.

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  2. Very well said! His music is a part of the fiber of my life.

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    1. Cindy says:

      Thanks Tracey- Me too, and I cant help but feel a bit older this morning..

      Like

  3. The locals are really mourning here. It’s so…I keep saying “surreal” but I don’t have a better word….

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    1. Cindy says:

      Do you live up there?

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    2. Cindy says:

      PS- I added the OJ to the soy sauce stir fry last week as you suggested and it really was delicious. 👍

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Cindy says:

        yup, it was very good- thanks!

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