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The Last Time- A Poem

Updated on June 19, 2011
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In the walk of life and wake of time,

A few things were left out.

You stood by in stranger tides,

Held my hand in bumpier rides.


All our lives, we grew up together.

By my side, you were forever.

I lived my life just for you,

A fairy tale of ‘Happily Ever After.‘


And today,

I stand over your grave.

With a torn heart,

Somebody snatched away an integral part,

Of my love, of my life.


For the last time,

I want you to stand up.

Give me hug and kiss me forever,

Defy death and not go back,

Don’t leave my side ever.


But you remain silent, soundly asleep.

Testing me, smiling, from your eternal bed.

You weren’t here anymore, you weren’t mine.

I wanted you to stand up.

Give me hug and kiss me forever,

But it did not happen,

Just this last time.

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      A very poignant and heartrending poem ragha. Perhaps those we love with all our hearts are on another journey, always protected by the ultimate love we're all a part of forever.

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      Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

      An extraordinary poem that anyone who has lost a loved one can relate to. This is very beautiful and has left a mark on my heart.

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Alastar Packer:

      Thank you for your kind comments. Mostly, the people we want to hold forever, the people with whom we want to live forever are not the people that are meant to be with us....this is the nature of life. Most of us don't understand it and frankly speaking, even I don't. I know that life moves on but still, memories linger and cause pain.

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Thanks a lot Sherry. If it did leave a mark on your heart, then the purpose of the poem is fulfilled. :)

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      Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

      You are sometimes too wise for your years.

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Well, thank you for saying that. But as someone said, being wise is not defined by the years. I believe that..... :)

      And i don't know if i am wise or not, I just express what I feel... :)

      thanks for saying that.....

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      attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

      A beautiful moving poem rag, it is sad when we lose a loved one but we must move on but never forget them. Cheers

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Thank you attempted humour. :) Yes, thts completely true.....we gotta move on. :)

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      "You weren't here anymore. You weren't mine."

      As long as you can write these words, they remain in your heart forever. Memories live on forever, as I hope your expressions of feeling do, mar.

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Thanks a lot mar. Yes, memories live on forever even if the person is no longer with you...love never dies...it stays on till the last breath.....

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      Karen Wodke 5 years ago from Midwest

      Very well said.

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Thanks a lot Karen.....and thank you for the follow.... :)

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      saddlerider1 5 years ago

      My friend I to have stood over the graves of many I've lost with sorrow in my heart, we've spoke in the silence of the day/night and understood that time is eternal and that one day I to will cross over to the other dimension and touch their finger tips with mine and we would once again share the wine and sip each others joy with delight. Peace my friend, you are not alone....never.....

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      Raghav Rathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Thanks a lot Saddle... That comment is rather assuring...:) yes, one day...we will be lucky enough to go up and be in the presence of all those loved ones we lost in this mortal world... :)

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