Missing, Lost and Found #WATWB September

Welcome to We Are the World #WATWB for September.  Our dedicated co-hosts for this month are: Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Emerald Barnes, Andrea Michaels and Shilpa Garg.  We are grateful for their generosity. Please visit their blogs too!


We witness days where acts of terror occur. We view reports of extreme natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes and floods.  In some of these, people are missing and loved ones long to know where they are.

Australian current affairs program, Insight, recently featured the stories of some people, such as  Sevak Simonian, on an episode covering the tragedy of missing persons. It is wrenching to lose a loved one.  When new evidence surfaces, glimmers of hope shed light on the darkness of unknowing and grief.

Burst Daily has posted on people who have been found.

Many bloggers connected to our pages are interested in literature that weaves around a narrative.  Some of those narratives tell of mysteries to be unlocked.  I found this story about a writer whose writing opened a closed case and begun to solve a mystery.

Melissa Pouliot’s cousin, Ursula Barwick,  was found after a 30 year search. She was buried under another name!  Melissa wrote her novel, Write About Me, to honour Ursula’s memory, the Canberra Times reports.  There are still facts to sifted, but at least the family now know that she has a place of rest and could celebrate a memorial service. This gives them the impetus to resume their search with renewed vigour.  It is heartening to hear of people getting some answers to the struggles of their lives.


Missing… Lost… So Long

You were there


You are gone.


For so long


We had said

“So long”

to you.


Were we through?

The searching

For a trace

In the hope of

An embrace

With you.

We search

And wait




Simon C.J. Falk 27 September 2017

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