Missing You Still

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Love & loss follow separation, some separations are more permenant than others.

Missing You Still


Years have gone since you left me and went so far away,

Since then you have entered my thoughts almost every day,

Often I wish to catch a glance of you, or feel you close by me,

I’d hoped we’d still be in contact, in some other way may be?

But, you’ve gone for good, of that I now am certainly sure,

I won’t see you, or hold you, or hear your voice any more.


I should’ve known this, as that day I held your hand in mine,

And watched, as your chest rose and fell that last time,

I stood quietly, in disbelief as you slipped away so softly,

I cried over you, as your soul drifted away, silently and gently.

But somehow, in some way, it still doesn’t seem to be true,

I know you died, I just didn’t know that it was the end of you.


Your pain too strong; you couldn’t go on, the battle already lost,

I’d always thought you’d continue, in more than just my thoughts.

At first I felt relief, that I needn’t worry about you anymore,

That was soon replaced with the guilt, that I hadn’t done more.

I know at least that you were proud of me no matter what I do.

I wish you were still here with me but, I’ll still carry on for you.


You gave me life, watched me grow, surrounding me with cuddles,

You guided me, mopped my tears as I learnt about life’s struggles,

For my whole life you were as constant as the moon and the stars,

It’s true what they say you do indeed still live on if only in my heart,

I wish so deeply, for one last encounter, no matter how small or brief,

To sense you are near and share with you my feelings of loss and grief.

Submitted: January 26, 2012

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A very sweet Poem...I can feel the pain. Thanks for sharing

Thu, January 26th, 2012 11:11am


Thank you for reading...it helps to share

Wed, February 1st, 2012 6:09am


very touching....

Thu, January 26th, 2012 12:21pm


Thank you

Wed, February 1st, 2012 6:08am


I was touched. My voice cracked when I read it aloud from the emotion. what a connection you might've had with this person. i'm so sorry :(
(if it represented an experience) I liked it :)

Thu, January 26th, 2012 1:04pm


Hi, Thanks for your comments, and yes, it was written about my Mum who passed away 5 years ago...it is her birthday in a couple of days I will think happy thoughts !

Wed, February 1st, 2012 6:06am

James Ashbury

We never have enough time with those we love. Your poignant poem shows us that loss is a continuing story.

Wed, February 8th, 2012 2:40am


thank you

Wed, February 8th, 2012 1:44am

Pink Hellie

I'm deeply moved, beautiful.

Wed, June 13th, 2018 8:13pm


Thanks Hellie

Wed, June 13th, 2018 1:19pm

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