I Miss You More Than You Know

Have you ever had someone who was far away and you couldn't stop thinking about them? Well, I wrote this poem for my daughter who was in college and I was missing her terribly. We are very close even though she is physically far away. Here's to the loved ones you are missing and hope you find comfort in the words.

Waiting for you
Waiting for you | Source

Sitting in a sill

veiled in cream

I wonder where you are

I thought I saw you in a dream

My memories of you

are lingering in my brain

Why did you leave me

and cause such pain

I don’t like how it feels

when you are there

And I am here

I wonder if you care

Some days are so lonely

I sleep the time away

Wondering if you’ll

come back another day

Although there are others

I can confide in

It’s just not the same

you are my psychic twin

We share a brain

and read each other’s thoughts

I wonder if you know

all the joy you’ve brought

The bond we share is

stronger than super glue

Holding fast to everything

I love about you

I watched you grow

year after year

Preschool to college

even bought you your first beer

Even though you’re not here

I know where you are

In my dreams when I sleep

and it doesn’t feel as far

Missing you
Missing you | Source

It took me three years to conceive my oldest child. I watched everyone around me getting pregnant including my own mother! The time seemed to drag as I longed for the day that I too could become a mother. Once I started to get involved in other things and try to keep my mind off babies, it happened! I found out I was pregnant when I woke up sick. In fact the sickness continued on for a good three months.

Although I could hardly eat I was so happy. My belly grew and so did my anticipation for the sweet little babe to make her appearance. This was the time before ultrasounds were standard so I had no idea if I was having a boy or a girl.

Ally’s birthday was a surreal day. I had finally become a mother, my dream was fulfilled. Learning how to be a mother had its challenges but I took to it quite naturally. My brand new baby was tiny for sure, a wee 4lbs and 12oz. Handling and dressing such a tiny tot was a little bit scary for some, but not for me, I was as happy as could be!

The days and the years went by ever so quickly. Elementary and high school seemed to go by in a flash. By the time she was moving away for college it was like I was hit by a Mack truck. You see, we’d grown to be so close to each other. We could talk about anything and everything. We were really great at sitting up half the night watching movies and talking each other’s ears off.

The years she was away at school didn’t seem so bad because she went to a school that was close and came home to visit a lot. Finally she came back home to work and finish her final year of school. It was a strange and wonderful feeling to have our house back to being full.

She fell in love and has moved to a new place, a state of bliss and geographical location. I know she didn’t move to flee she left to start a new life of her own. I couldn’t be prouder of the things she has done and the woman she’s become. My critical years of being a mother are now behind us but there are still so many things to experience with her, like a wedding and babies and life as a mom.

So, while I miss her so much my heart is full. And I am secure in the knowledge that I gave her a good start to life and I have the best friend anyone could ever ask for.

Who I am missing! My daughter Ally
Who I am missing! My daughter Ally | Source

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makusr 5 years ago from India


Greetings from MAKUSR. Who's the daughter? I like your hub. It's very emotional. Expansion and contraction are part of life. it happens. Beautiful.

Lots of Love,


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you MAKUSR

Haha, Thanks for asking which one was the daughter! I have been missing her a lot and just thought this would be a nice tribute to her. I plan to share it with her soon. : )

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BlissfulWriter 5 years ago

That's a great poem -- rhyming and meaningful. Voted up.

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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you BlissfulWriter!

I have been missing my daughter and I thought this would be a great way to honor her. I haven't shared it with her yet. : )

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

You are so alike!

This is just lovely, thank you for sharing.

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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you very much Movie Master!

My daughter and I are told that all the time! She does not enjoy the are you sisters comment too much either! haha But I sure do!

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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

I loved reading this. I am also the eldest daughter and I can understand the feelings you have expressed here from what my mom has told me when I go away.

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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author


Thank you for reading and for telling me you can relate to what I am saying. I too, am an oldest child and I can see both sides of this event. : )

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