Sunday, January 18, 2015

Where--By Tim Ryerson--United States


Lost out in space
Somewhere God has hurled
A less evil place
A far fairer world

Where one circumstance
I'm allowed to defy
Where I'm granted one chance
To just say goodbye

Where I rip through that wreck
To the seat where you bled
Where I cradle your neck
And hold up your head

Where I brush off the mud
And soothe your last fear
Where I clean off the blood
And wipe your last tear

Where I lay you to rest
And stroke shattered bones
Where you die on my chest
Instead of alone

* In memory of Daniel Lee Collins Ryerson, Tim’s son

Tim Ryerson is a published poet from Ponchatoula, Louisiana who retired from the printing business in 2011. He began writing in the 80’s but did not take it seriously until 2001 after the untimely death of his then 21 year old son. He does not have a ‘signature style’ but prefers writing different forms of poetry. Many of his poems use southern slang and Cajun dialect. He also enjoys writing humorous poems, especially limericks and senryu and was among the winners in the latest Humor Press writing contest with his entry “Emergency Rooms Just KILL me.”


  1. This is a very lovely poem, Tim, although so sad. I am touched and can feel the emotions that flow through each line. The memory will never go, but may your heart find peace and consolation. All the best and God bless. // paul

  2. Tim, may you find peace and consolation. I love the poem. What a blessed dedication. Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Tim, I appreciated this very well written, emotional poem that is so poignant. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  4. Tim, Thank you for sharing your poignant, heartfelt words! I have close friends who lost their only child, their beloved son, in 2013. Their pain has been excruciating, but their faith has been sustaining them daily! ~Chris

  5. I see a lot of emotion has gone in here Tim.' hope you are well.

  6. Tim: Your poem moved me in ways it should have. Condolences on the loss of your son. Congratulations on creating this beautiful set of words in tribute. Thank you for sharing.