I need you to come home

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

Another for my late love. Life has continued on without you, but I have not.

the nights I spend alone

are when I think of you the most

fighting back the tears

i try to remain composed

everything seems so wrong

I wake myself with screams

I never thought you could be so gone

I'll never return from this horrible dream

our bed still feels so empty

I can't seem to get warm

I need you here beside me

I need you to come home

I've tried to fill the void

tried to make it all the same

sex, alcohol, solitude

they only fill me with shame

you've left me here so hollow

so broken and alone

I need your arms around me

please just come back home

lying in the dark

the only sounds are in my head

afraid to move too much

afraid of the demon in my bed

I may survive this night

the trick will be to see

if it delivers me from my plight

in this world where I only grieve

i pretend it's keeping me safe

this devil of rage, passion and control

Still I know it's all a painful ploy

as I fail to again become whole

Submitted: February 10, 2019

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Such a painful read. So sorry, Marie.

Sun, February 10th, 2019 1:31pm


At least I'm able to convey and release it. Thank you jmm, for the sympathy and the time taken to review this.

Sun, February 10th, 2019 7:04am


A lot of heart-felt emotion, Marie. Excellent expression for something that must have been painful to write.

Sun, February 10th, 2019 8:37pm


Thank you, hull. I very much appreciate your words and time.

Sun, February 10th, 2019 12:38pm

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