Still (poem)

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When I think of you

and the times gone by

of all that has been

and all that ever was,

I still feel you near.


I still expect to see you

greet me hello

check in on my day

or give a sweet goodbye.


I imagine

the conversations

thoughts I would share

and the news I have heard

or the opinions you would offer.


Long after you left

I still smell your sweet scent

in the clothes that I wear

on an old shirt you forgot

and in the air that I breathe.


I can still

see your dear smile

encouraging me

drawing me near

and anchoring me.


Never can I forget

your deep soulful eyes

so blue and clear

staring into all of me

as if I was the only one alive.


With me still

are all your hopes and every dream you shared

of what our life could encompass

and who you wanted to be.


They carry me along

give me to the courage

to begin again

and make me certain

of what I know

is that still I believe

that we will find our way

together once more.

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Smilealot 14 months ago

It can take a long time to get used to someone not being there...I think most of us can resonate with this...you captured the feelings and the heightened senses that accompany us at such times very well here :-))


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Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago

Beautiful, words of caring Truthfornow.

Blessings and Hugs


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BlossomSB 14 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Our memories live on, especially in lovely poems like yours. Did you mean to write 'sweat' goodbye? I know some goodbyes can be sweaty, so I'm just wondering.


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lisavanvorst 14 months ago from New Jersey

Romantic, beautiful and somewhat sad. Well done.


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Suhail and my dog 14 months ago from Mississauga, ON

A very beautiful poem indeed! Loved it!


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truthfornow 14 months ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for pointing out my typo @BlossomSB.


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aviannovice 13 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Wow, that was very nice, and it sure can resonate, eh?


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Minnetonka Twin 13 months ago from Minnesota

A beautiful tribute poem. Hopefully your writing helps ease the grief.

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