My Angel, Version 2016

by Tara   Dec 21, 2016

This lifetime of empty eased up my cries
When I first saw love in your deep brown eyes.

I held you closer than anyone before,
A feeling ever lasting, but now never more.

Pictures on paper and etched in my mind
Keep my life recycling on constant rewind.

My heart came to life the day you were born,
But losing you left it all empty and torn.

I have no excuse, no way to explain
Now people just judge me and fear I'm insane.

You're still here with me all night and all day,
But I open my eyes and they take you away.

You'll have to move on, it's been five years....
Tell that to my aching and torment and tears

I know how to fix this, I know how to try....
If I knew I could see you after I die,
I'd live this life swiftly, I'd be okay.
You'd be back in my arms forever one day.

I'll never know love like you again,
You're all I'll be thinking of until then.
I'll wait it out praying with all my might
That your heart's safe til I'm holding you tight.

My baby.
My angel.
My love.
My light.


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Latest Comments

  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Tara, such a sad write-the longing comes through in waves. Losing a child is the absolute worse-well done and I'm sorry.

  • 3 years ago

    by Randy Lee

    Am I completely off track, or is this a poem more about healing and hope, than it is about sadness? I have missed your words so very much! Who knows, maybe its time for me to try and write something.

    Randy Lee

  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    As Ben said this is a very emotional piece, there are no words for this...


  • 3 years ago

    by Ben Pickard


    What a sad and emotionally moving piece of poetry this is. It is written well and has some marvellously fluent rhyming throughout.
    I particularly liked the way you changed the layout at the end; short, sharp lines which drive the emotion in your words home.

    All the very best,