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The Loss

Even though your moving on
I wish that you would prove me wrong
To be correct is to accept your passing
I am not that strong

You were the one who kept me safe
You were there on my worst days
To hug me, love me, pick me up and give me kisses on my face

Feeling overwhelmed with love and you wouldn't have to say a word
I could see it in your eyes it shined so bright I could see the world

Holding us so close just so we could laugh and joke
Your attention was a blessing, now emotions start to choke

 I know that all this pain I feel inside
It will be dealt with if
If I said I wished it's someone else
That would be selfish

I know you feel no pain and where you are sick don't exist
In a flood of love and grace it is a place of happiness

When I heard that you went away
Time stopped and I dropped to my knees to pray
It's like my whole life is crashing down behind me
I feel the tears as I sit alone
Hoping that you'll walk in and say buddy I'm home
I'm so lost and I wish my daddy could find me

About this poem

This poem is about remembering the loved one lost and making that journey from grief to acceptance.

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Written on June 20, 2021

Submitted on June 20, 2021

1:06 min read

Michael Scarpelli

Born in Valley Stream, NY and moved to Florida and starting writing poems and doing music. more…

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  • brijmohan_p
    Help Michael Sir, very lovely poem. Nicely written, lost loved one give so much of pain. Meeting back is fulfill pleasure. You love and play music sound going. Thanks
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  • Ctayrroolne
    Awesome! Wow.. Many would love to be able to express themselves like this poet has after losing a loved one! This poem speaks for a multi of people.. Including myself....Thanks
    LikeReplyReport1 month ago
  • Soulwriter
    :( relate to this...
    LikeReplyReport1 month ago


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