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Holding You Dear To My Heart

Updated on September 6, 2011

We Still Love Through The Passing Years

The day I said I loved you; I held you dear to my heart.

The day that we went our separate ways; your presence still lingered in the shadow of the dark.

There were thoughts of you with the passing of familiar scents.

Your voice silently still calls out the children’s names, though you are no longer here.

Years have passed……..

I’ve found someone new to fill the empty space;

I’m smiling again,

But I’m seeing you only in the children’s face.

No longer tears of pain I thought with the passing of each year.

Years have passed…….

The seasons are all new; the children are grown and have their own lives too.

In my thoughts I would say if you only knew?

The joy I get seeing the blood we shared together was so strong and very true.

Years have passed……

My heart is no longer blue no sadness no tears…..

But wait…

The phone rings….And it is all about you.

A tear, A sadness, and at that moment I am blue.

All of the years passed flashed before me and my eyes filled like a watering well.

Memories of how we meet and we lived a life of folly, young love and care.

In the past years my heart was broken with the thought of you leaving.

That was by your choice.

The voice on the other end of the line; It is telling me you are leaving again.

Dear Lord I pray;

Should you take him at such an early age? Have mercy. As each tear dropped I plea,

Will you give him another day?

You are leaving us again, but now it is only by God’s choice…..

I will let you leave today and still hold you dear to my heart.

(c)Sharon Smith 9/02/11

(In Dedication to the life lived by JWL Smith Sr.)


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  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Texas

    Hello Coolmon2009,Thanks so very much.

    Peace and Blessing to you!

    Sharon Smith

  • Coolmon2009 profile image


    7 years ago from Texas, USA

    Nice poem, thanks for sharing.

  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Texas

    Thanks for your visit heart4theword.


    Sharon Smith

  • heart4theword profile image


    7 years ago from hub

    Such a moving poem, so real and true! Tears of compassion, come with this poem.


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