This write goes along with what I say to people, always tell others how you feel about them, don't put it off to another day, because another day may not come. Not only tell people how you feel about them but if you have unresolved issues between you, settle them. The guilt that can result from waiting can eat you up.
I think we all go through a stage of guilt that we never told a person close to us how much they were loved but...I'm pretty sure, from my own experiences, that they knew in the end...actions sometimes speak louder than words I feel.
I like this, short and sweet and direct. I am glad to see you came back and are currently still submitting, Meena! I don't think many are that were around when we started. I put one up for the first time in over a year. I have been writing poems since I was 12 (I am 40), and I will never stop.
Congratulations on your win. This is one of those poems that look really simple, the words are basic and simple, and yet the poem itself is strong and powerful. It is filled with such regret that we can all relate to. Leaving things too late, taking time and life for granted, and not being able to tell those lost ones how we really felt, or to know if they knew how much they meant.
Meena has taken the true art of small poetry and gripped the hearts of the readers with this poem! Well done!!
I can't express enough about how sometimes "less is more" within a poem.. From start to finish this poem left me teary eyed. Losing someone can be such a devastating trauma, and when writing about that person, sometimes all it takes is a few lines.
This poem left me speechless and one that every reader can relate too. Beautiful and touching as well as powerfully written!!