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Loud Memories

Updated on March 29, 2015

I remember

smiling at you,

back when our skin

was inseparable.

And when it’s late

and I can’t sleep

it’s cause I can feel

your need for me.

Would you believe

just yesterday,

I picked up my phone

and scrolled to your name?

As I dialed,

my heart smiled,

but hearing the disconnected tone

reminded me I’m all alone.

I remember

kisses from you,

but now to see your face,

I have to look at the moon.

I can’t sleep in silence

cause I feel your death.

I need lights on and some music

and it’s almost like you’re not gone yet.

I still remember wearing your scent,

back when your body

was all I’d wear.

I still remember the tug

of your fingers in my hair.

I can still remember my name

in my ear and your lips so close,

they’d gently touch my earlobe.

I can remember a vow

to not let you go.

How was it alright for you to leave,

if I didn’t agree not to see you anymore?

I still remember the crash.

I remember the ambulance.

I remember you coughing when you’d breathe.

I remember watching your head bleed.

I remember the words

“dead on the scene”

I remember when you believed in angels

cause you thought

you were invincible.

Yea, I still remember everything.


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    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      That is a really beautiful way to look at it, Perspycacious. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 

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

      Death only seems an ending. There are times when a loved one can do more on "the other side of the veil" than here whispering in our ear. This was a beautiful rehearse of what separation seems to mean to so many who are left behind with questions outnumbering answers. There are answers that in time will come.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Jackie and girishpuri for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you both liked the poem! : )

    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 

      9 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      yes i still remember everything, great imagination, voted up.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      9 years ago from the beautiful south

      Great imagination and that is what makes poetry so great when no one can know for sure while reading! lol Very good.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks, Philly! Fortunately, I've never experienced this kind of loss. I got the inspiration for the poem from an episode of Law & Order lol

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      Jose Velasquez 

      9 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Aww poor Ryem, he didn't deserve you in the first lace.


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