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I Cried Silently When You Passed Away

Updated on June 2, 2016

I cried silently when you passed away

crying to myself so as not to show my pain,

your body could not take any more

of the years you had suffered from your illness.

I miss your love and your fatherly chats

your embrace to shelter me from all worlds harm,

your guidance, your laughter and your presence

the fact that you were my best friend.

I cried when you passed from this world to the next

but was pleased to no longer see the pain on your face,

the feeling of being lonely, lost and alone,

surrounds me with glimpses of memories to our past.

I miss the fact you were my strength and my hope

my past, present and my future,

the things we did together and so much more we will miss

the love only a parent can give.

I cry silently and cry for you to come back to me

as I lay my head on my pillow and call out your name,

to help me sort through my daily problems

and to help me go on with my life.

I feel cheated that you had to go

when we had so much more we had planned together,

of the ups and downs a parent and child gives

but of the knowing that our love is unconditional.

My life is so empty without you

as you are continuously in my thoughts,

how I long to hear you say that you love me

and how proud you are of me.

your sweet child, your happiness and joy.

I should not think of this as the end

but think of it as the beginning,

for I know one day we will be together again

with your arms open waiting for me,

as only parents and children understand.

But I still cry silently, when you passed away


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    • peter.matthews profile imageAUTHOR

      Peter W Matthews 

      7 years ago from West Sussex, England

      Thank you. I think it does not matter what age you are. It is always a sad thing losing a parent

    • europewalker profile image


      7 years ago

      Lovely sad poem.

    • louiekibulo profile image


      7 years ago from Nairobi

      oh dear, very soulful; am sorry

    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Gut wrenching poem that will touch the heart of all who read it, and those who have experienced a similar loss due to a parent's long battle with illness will completely identify with every emotion, thought, regret and wish to have their beloved parent back in their lives.

      Thanks for sharing this powerful poem that comes from the depth of your heart.


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