I am beside you.....still

The funeral is over and the strangers have
hurried way from smothering your pain
Don't worry my love ........as you listen alone to
the falling rain

The incredible pain is shifting in ........yet wait
I have a word or two to say
Before you settle into the solitude
of loss and tears lets just pray

For one moment throw away all the reality
all that you've thought was true
Dry away the tears .....the visions of
dyeing .....I love you

Imagine for a moment it is like
it was when we were new
And know ......I'm right here beside you
it's me ....I'm with you

Take this note ...put it on the
dresser and remember its there
I am all around you .....breathe me
I'm in the air

Yes .....I'm right here beside you
touching .......forever and then some
And when you finally feel relieved
of the pain ......we have won

Reach out your hands close your
eye's and smile
I'll be right here beside you for each
day and for each mile

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Beautiful, I hope nothing happened in your own life to caused you to write this, though.

I voted it UP, and beautiful..


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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

I agree with mary615, this poem is so beautiful and heartfelt, I too hope nothing so tragic has happened in your life.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Sometimes it's so hard to let go when someone close dies and yes, it can also be great to realize they are right there and will be with you until you meet again up yonder. Passing this on.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Mary , A long time ago a brother died and this was the only way I knew of to manage such a loss . We learn in time to get past the pain but never the emptiness of that loss. Thank you .


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Patty Thank you , in all our lives there is loss . How we deal with that is the key to growing away from just the pain, and a realization that they never leave us !....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , You have that right my friend !.......Thanks for stopping!!


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

There is real magic in reading words by a stranger (or a cyber friend) and feeling as you read that the words are written just for you. Your words are soothing to my heart, Ed, they are music to my soul, they whisper to me over and over "I am right here beside you", all the therapy, the meds, the empty words of advice by those who only think they know, they are all nothing compared to your soothing affirmation.

Your dear brother is with you always and the love between you is conveyed through your words and into the aching hearts of many, like me who ache with the pain of loss. Your words are our medicine and more healing than all the many drugs that are dished out to help us cope with the reality.

Beautiful, amazing healing words, thank you.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Written from the heart, these words are so very beautiful.

Voted up, best wishes Lesley


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Lovely share Gypsy, this is a nice poem Horseback thanks to your good friends I located it on facebook, she is a true supporter of cool folks on hubpages.

Losing a loved one is truly tough indeed, since I lost my mother a while back it has made me stronger as a person though, and that is what keeps me going and always pumped to live life to the fullest. Oh yes indeed, this poem brought back the emotions and some memories of my mom as I read it.

Voted up and definitely getting shared. Cheers! to powerful poetry writing.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Fennelseed Hi Annie! An admission , I grew up dealing with loss totally alone , I withdrew from everyone , internalizing my pain from loss , from life And only a very few years ago did I begin to open up my soul , to just begin to fill the abyss of deaths traumatic wounds and how ....by writing about it . Now and especially now in hubs , I realize I am not alone ! Annie these words are for you and soo many others , now Cardisa too!......I write them for all of US! Thank you ! For all the sharing you have done ........Ed


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Movie Master , What a smile you have , beautiful! Thank you .......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

CloudExplorer , Moms , Dads , brothers or sisters, daughters and sons ......they are never far away are they !


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

i don't know what it is ahorseback - your words never fail to deeply move me! kindred spirits perhaps..


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

ImKarn , Kindred spirits . I can go with that and life experiences are always a way for us to connect . Perhaps in our spirituality we are closer than you or I think , I do hope that my words touch people and maybe ....in selfish ways . lol I would be happy to know that something I write down touches others in more ways than one . Makes for a great reason for a nice hug !......Heres one for you ! And thank you for always showing this , it means a lot!


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ALUR 4 years ago from USA

I like poems that make me feel less alone, you have done so. Isn't it grand to use words as a balm or yield them as a shield at times...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Alur , Yes thats about it isn't it ? Was it Tennison or Yeats that said" we read to know that we are not alone"? , same with writing I guess , As a child I was very much an introvert and even now not far removed from there ! But what a nice way to put it ...a balm or shield ! Perfect , thank you for stopping !


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

very effective, deep and emotional, voted up


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

girishpuri, Thank you for sharing .


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i could still remember the coldness that engulfed me when i learned that my godmother/aunt died...losing someone is never easy...this is a great tribute ahorseback....


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Joy56 4 years ago

You are such a good writer...... I feel like i want to tell you of all my losses too...... The pain and the heartache......... I love your work


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Joy , and we will share that too !.......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Raciniwa, She is , of course ,right there beside you . We must believe that ! hugs for you !

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