After So Long - Poem

Need You Now

Our life is made up of memories that impact who we are.

After So Long

There’s an aching deep inside me

A longing for your touch

And the memories I have of you

Make me miss you so much

How funny in the daylight

Things don’t look the same

But darkness reminds us

Of how we both played the game

Pain seems to lessen

As the years go by

Funny how your memory

Can still make me cry

Small things bring you back to me

A smell, a thought, a song

But then I regain my senses

And I’m relieved that you are gone

Too painful was the life we had

Too many things went wrong

So why do I still think of you -- after so long?

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Comments 15 comments

mimoma 6 years ago

WOW KIM.. I understand the pain. The TRUTH is folks really do BECOME ONE.. AND create life time loves that are tied with heart strings...and they create more heart strings... all tied to that original PLEDGE..

Luv U!!

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miss_jkim 6 years ago Author

This is one of those "rare" verses that came to me, seemingly, out of the blue. Perhaps you are right, those ties are stronger than we realize, and maybe it wasn't out of the blue this came, but out of the heart.

Thanks for your encouragement.

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knowitallofnone87 6 years ago

The verses that come to us from out of nowhere are our most beautiful, and this is proof of that. When inspiration happens so suddenly, it is our hearts and souls that we put into words, rather than a series of letters and lines.

I give you kudos for rhythm and rhyme. It's a shame that there are so few poets that write this way. Certainly a lovely read :)

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miss_jkim 6 years ago Author

Thank you knowitallofnone87,

Coming from such tallent as yourself, I am honored that you like it.

Justsilvie 5 years ago

It's amazing what come out of us when we feel love related pain. Your poetry is beautiful, sad and filled with emotion. Hope 2011 is a happy love filled year for you.

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miss_jkim 5 years ago Author

Thank you Justsilvie, and may you have a blessed and prosperous new year.

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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

It's so hard to let go sometimes. Just when you think you are getting over someone a song reminds you of them or you find an old picture. Love bites the big one sometimes.

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miss_jkim 5 years ago Author

Love is a very powerful thing, and when we give ourselves over completely to someone, that love binds us to them eternally. Even though we may not be with that person in the flesh, there is a part of our spirit that remains joined to them, and them to us.

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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Could not have said it better. That is what make us who we are.

nikashi_designs 5 years ago

Very pretty and touching poem...makes me think about my life and family. Thank You

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miss_jkim 5 years ago Author

Thank you nikashi_designs, I am pleased that you took the time to read and post. All the best to you.

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Darrell902 5 years ago

I like.

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miss_jkim 5 years ago Author

Thank you Darrell

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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time

I found myself feeling every single word in this hub.

This is so touching, as I mentioned before you have such power with words, sometimes its so hard to get the right word to describe such depth and you have a great way with this I hope with time to come I can be as good as you with words!

I totally feel this and relate to it so much.


I dont know what else I could say , it would not be enough to praise you to your level.

You are an amazing soul!

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miss_jkim 5 years ago Author

Wow Leptirela, I am honored and humbled at such high praises.

What I write comes from the deep memories and strong emotions of my life. As someone once said, "Write what you know."

That is simply what I do.

Thank you for your kind words.

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