#MillionsMissing 2019

We are the disappeared
The vanished
The millions missing
Snap your fingers
Do you miss us?
Does anyone ask what happened to us?
Does it cross your mind
that we are still very much alive?
We think of you
We have lifetimes to wonder what it would be like to rejoin you
The blink
The snap
Was quick for you
But for us it is endless
Life in slow motion
Eroded down to almost nothing
But not quite
We are the #MillionsMissing
And we have a voice
And we’re getting louder

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16 Responses to #MillionsMissing 2019

  1. Chris Heppner says:

    Jennie, this is a great post–says much in a few words–thanks!

  2. Amy Divine says:

    Brilliant! And so true.

  3. Nancy S says:

    Well now I’m crying. Beautifully written and so evocative. ♥️

  4. Cathy says:

    Thank you for capturing the essence of how our lives have been limited by ME and ending on a note of HOPE❤️ To you Jennie and to the Millions Missing.

  5. Marian says:

    Jennie, this is heartbreaking. And true. I’m in tears. Living this life, if this is living. Existing. Waiting. And hoping. Almost three decades with so little progress.

  6. Rivka says:


  7. Lynn says:

    Thank you for this. It brought me to tears when I read it for my husband. You are very talented.

  8. Vickie says:

    Thank you.

    You made me cry.

    • Jennie Spotila says:

      Oh Vickie! It is gratifying to me as a writer that you were so moved, but I’m sorry.

  9. billie moore says:

    And some are permanently missing.

  10. Kathy D. says:

    Very nice poem. And it’s true that the voices are getting louder!

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