I Miss You Poem

This poem is about how a relationship changes in time, and how we miss the way it used to be.

How It Used To Be

© Melanie Edwards
I remember how it used to be
when nothing else matter but you and me
music, country roads, and future dreams.

I miss you, I wish you could see
although you are here, I miss you and me.

I remember when you said how happy I made you
and you really meant it...now, it's just a phrase
you say without thinking.

I miss those days when you'd call just to say "hi"
or "I love you"...the days it was so hard
just to say good-bye for a while.

I remember how wonderful it felt the first time
you held me in your arms-and how after all those
years you still made my heart melt.

I miss the old you- and the old me
The old us that could just sit and talk for hours
and never run out of things to say.

I remember when time simply stood still-
when in each other's arms is the only place
we wanted to be...forever.

I miss us as I remember how it used to be...
when nothing else matter but you and me.


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Published: Aug 2008

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  • Me and my partner have recently been separated due to work and financial reasons. It has been so hard on our relationship and at one point thought we would separate for good. We have a son together and I think that he is the only reason that we were still together and still going through the motions. After reading this poem it has made me realize how much I actually love my partner even though we have had our ups and downs. It has made me remember when we were first together and how in love we were. I now know that I could never leave him and that we are just going through a bad patch that will get better. Without him I would be half the person. Thank you x

    Victoria Houchin Submitted Jul 2009

  • loved it..
    its simple but its so rhyming and that makes it amazing..

    reem Submitted Sep 2009

  • I love this poem.. it is simple yet to the point. It has all the emotions that I feel and wished were right now. Thank You soo much for posting it :D

    Mona Submitted Apr 2010

  • Wow.
    Just wow.
    This totally describes my best friend & I! I LOVE the part where it says "Although you are still here, I miss US" Because she is still here, but I miss how we were together! This is great & keep writing!

    Sierra Submitted Jul 2010

  • I love this. It's describing exactly how I am feeling about my boyfriend. When he used to say how happy I made him and mean it. I can completely understand the "Although you are still here ..." line because its so true. I am hoping it is just a rough patch but its been on going for months and I am so tired of it. Anyways, Absolutely amazing poem and definitely what I needed to read right now.

    Nicole Submitted Aug 2010

  • Yes, that poem is exactly how I feel right now. [crying]. We always had time to talk every night and day, we texted each other every minute; now it's always I don't have time, this is not the right time, maybe we'll talk later (and don't never hear from this person) I gave this person everything I had to offer and I don't know if she even loves me back.

    Jackson, Ms Submitted Jan 2011

  • I am so glad that you all could relate to the poem! It just seems that sometimes life consumes all those little, special moments. It's as if you wake up one morning and realize what is missing...the simple things that made you fall in love!

    Melanie Edwards, Texas Submitted Jan 2011

  • this is just Amazing!!
    This seems like the story of my life! It so goes with what had happened with me and my Bf ! its Great! love it!

    Zoey Salvatore,Germany Submitted Mar 2011

  • This is exactly how I have been feeling for months now with my husband. I feel like I am the only still in love. It hurts to know that someone does not love you the same.

    Avasquez, Hawaii Submitted Feb 2012

  • I Love this! It is exactly how I feel about my now ex...he and I used to be able to talk for hours, and never run out of things to say. I used to literally fall asleep on the phone with him. Now it's all changed. He's moved on (to my ex best friend) and I'm stuck doing so as well. I wish I could fix it but I can't. I miss the old you- and the old me, The old us that could just sit and talk for hours, and never run out of things to say. I just miss us....

    Catie, USA Submitted Dec 2012

  • Loved it! Funny how you can be in love and things can change down the track ..heartbreaking

    Emma, Australia Submitted 6/12/2013

  • I wrote this poem years back...realizing how much had changed between me and my husband. It's so sad that sharing your heart and soul with someone is what life is all about, yet...life is what ultimately tears you apart. Tonight, I sit here still missing all the things that used to be...and accepting the fact that it will never be again. Life and loss tore us apart...in two years time, my 17 year old son passed away and we divorced....so I will forever miss the way it "Used To Be"

    Melanie Edwards, Texas Submitted 11/15/2013

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