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As The Light Goes Down

Updated on November 24, 2012
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As the light goes down

And it leaves your eyes

I want to call for the doctor

But I'm told no

What do you see?

Where does your heart beat now

Are you running through the fields

I could never give you

Now my soul is racked with pain

And my eyes are almost blind

And my mouth is dry

I call your name

I need to know

To know if you can forgive me

What wouldn't I give

To see your face

And when the sun rises

My legs won't support me

But there's not time for that now

There are some fights you hate to choose

Some battles you can never win

Though I believe you're happy now

What I wouldn't give

One last kiss

One more wish to remember

One more plea

Then a thousand more

If I could pick up the phone

If I could only ring the line up in Heaven

If I could hear your voice again

What number could I call

To have you back home

I lift the weight

It will stay with me a lifetime

With the eyes all upon me

Watching what I do

I feel your heart

It's a memory so real I could scream

Do you remember?

Did I really help you feel better?

The picture is what I have

The perfume still in the bottle

A bed that only held one person

The last place that I saw you

I wanted you to sleep

I hoped it would help you feel better

Now you sleep

I hold my head

I wonder if you remember

Do memories even mean anything

To you now?

The sun's gone down

My soul is filled with pain

I give to you some things I wrote

I walk up the hill holding you

I turn to face the crowd

And say goodbye




copyright (C)2012 christopher w neal all rights reserved

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    • Chris Neal profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Neal 

      3 years ago from Fishers, IN

      Techygran -

      Thank you very much. I do feel a little better. But I still miss her every day.

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      Cynthia 

      3 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Painful to read with all those questions that don't get answered when we are racked with them. Beautiful and poignant. Voting you up and sharing. Hope you are feeling somewhat more solidly in yourself and of the world. God bless, Cynthia

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      Chris Neal 

      5 years ago from Fishers, IN

      BlossomSB -

      Thank you. Oddly, although it was hard to write the words came easily. Sometimes the art allows you to express things in ways you can't otherwise for a variety of reasons. Thank you.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      So sad, but so beautifully written and it must have been difficult to do, expressing your thoughts like that. Voted it up.

    • Chris Neal profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Neal 

      5 years ago from Fishers, IN

      Jamie -

      Thank you. It was hard to write.

    • Chris Neal profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Neal 

      5 years ago from Fishers, IN

      Perspycacious -

      Thank you very much.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Chris this is a very touching and beautiful poem. Jamie

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      Demas W Jasper 

      5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Awesome.

    • Chris Neal profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Neal 

      5 years ago from Fishers, IN

      Thank you Bob. It means a lot.

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      Civil War Bob 

      5 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Good job, Chris. Voted up, beautiful, interesting. Enjoy the day!

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