Accepted that you've gone

by Em   Nov 22, 2009

Life without you
seems so non existent.
The memories we shared
are so distant.

I want to turn back time
but know that I'm not able,
without you,
I'm tragically unstable.

Can't seem to think,
or pick up a pen and write.
Can't seem to say much,
apart from lie about being alright.

I'm not alright without you
being here to hold my hand
because without you
nobody else seems to understand.

It's been so long since you went away
from us all,
since then I've had nobody to
pick me up when I should fall.

Nobody seems to understand
about all of my pain
but my self esteem
I must now regain.

You took that away from me
when you died but it's not your fault
that I stopped doing things I liked;
that my life came to a halt.

Worse than everybody else
I took your death.
I still think about you
taking your final breath.

You've missed the kids growing up,
wished you could have seen them
but now instead of you Nan,
my kids are my world.

Don't want to sound cruel, Nan
just want you to know I've moved on.
I've not forgotten you,
I've just accepted that you've gone.

Copyright: Em


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  • 1 month ago

    by Abstract Poet

    Hi Em!

    Beautiful poem.

  • 1 month ago

    by Mini

    Wow! Deeply touched

  • 2 months ago

    by Lucifer

    Everything you said this poem is heartbreaking, but at the same time it gives you the message that whatever is going to happen we have no control it. What we can control is our emotions after the damage is done.
    I love that you end this poem on a positive note.

  • 3 months ago

    by Mortal Utopia

    This is beautiful :)

  • 4 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Apart from the heartbreaking subject of this poem, this piece overflows with your creativity. This is a bold declaration to make and is very strong of you. As a reader I feel sorry for your loss, but I am glad that you chose to regain life. This is such an impactful write.

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