In Memory Poem

We cannot communicate with those who have passed to the other side, never the less their presence remains as long as they are in our hearts.

Memories

© Louise Bailey
I feel a warmth around me
like your presence is so near,
And I close my eyes to visualize
your face when you were here,
I endure the times we spent together
and they are locked inside my heart,
For as long as I have those memories
we will never be apart,
Even though we cannot speak anymore
my voice is always there,
Because every night before I sleep
I have you in my prayer.

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Published: Feb 2006

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  • This story really touched me because I lost my mother when I was eight and well after my mother died my dad started going on longer and longer business trips and well I'm 15 now and I haven't seen my father since I was 9 so I haven't seen my folks in about 6 or 7 years but that's okay because now I live with my older step brother who is 20.

    Evelyn Lyons Submitted Jan 2010
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  • this poem reminds me of my sister Rachel who died 4 years ago. she lives on in me and my family and all who ever knew her. She was that kind of person and she shaped me into who I am today. I love her and I miss her. This poem is beautiful thank you for writing it

    Emily Submitted Feb 2010
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  • This reminds me of the people I've lost in my life... when I was ten my mom died of terminal cancer that started in the lungs then may 2010 my boyfriend of 15 months passed away from a epileptic seizure when he fell in to a pond and filled his lungs with water then 4 days later my grandma died and then in October 2010 my dad died of cancer which he had for almost 13 years. I miss them deeply but I know they will always be in my heart.

    Lindsey, Iowa Submitted Mar 2011
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  • My sister passed away before I was born and even though I haven't met her my heart aches to meet her to hold her one time my mum doesn't let it show how much she misses her as it upsets me and my other 3 sisters but we know how much it hurts her. It's been almost 19 years and recently my Grandad died my mums dad, so it really gets her down sometimes.

    Stephanie, Newcastle Submitted Jan 2012
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  • My beautiful cousin just passed away last night at 7:00 pm. I know that she will be in our hearts forever, and thank you so much for posting that poem, it says it all! It has body and words that mean everything! My Cousin would have loved this poem.
    Luck, Peace and Health to you and yours.

    Christi S., Redondo Beach CA Submitted Jan 2012
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  • My nephew was only 30 years old, was killed in a car wreck , no guard rails to protect him from going over the mountain , 3 weeks later the state put up guard rails , the mountain was very foggy , he came around a curve in this heavy fog and went straight over a mountain, rolled his car was killed instantly. ( 01-22-12 ) They found him the next day, almost 17 hours later .
    King Coal Mountain, WV, a new road with school children traveling every day over these mountains.
    Please keep us in your prayers.

    Columbus,Ohio Submitted Feb 2012
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  • I lost my precious 5 month old granddaughter, Azaria Tasneem on 10 January 2012 (my 1st month wedding anniversary) Needless to say, the joy of my marriage has taken a back step! My memories of Azaria are the same as in the poem, although as much as it brings a smile to my face thinking about her, it also hurts sometimes. When it gets too painful to think about her, I end up blocking out her memories. Its been a hell of a 5 month roller coaster of emotions! I pray for Azaria's 21 year old mom (my daughter Robyn), myself and every and anyone who has lost a loved one. May the Holy Spirit be our comforter and bring us much needed healing. Amen.

    Yvette, Johannesburg South Africa Submitted Jun 2012
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  • What a very true poem the words in it I relate to so much, I lost my one and only son 1 year and 6 months ago and my heart is broken but the words I've read tonight are so true God Bless. My son was only 27 years old had so much to live for and is missed more than words can say but thank God for the memories I have and how lucky I was to have such a wonderful son God Bless you my Patrick Daniel till we meet again xx

    Linda, Dumbarton UK Submitted Jul 2012
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  • I lost my daughter Angela 10 years ago when she was 14. she died of undiagnosed heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I did all I could, mouth to mouth resus and CPR. I knew I was not getting her back but I kept trying. I miss her so much and the poem has just brought her back beside me. Do not despair even though your heart is so heavy with pain. I know I will be with her and all family one day, when my time here is finished. keep strong.

    Julie, Glasgow Scotland Submitted Sep 2012
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  • I lost my brother Brian in January. He was 21, and was killed in Afghanistan. This poem reminds me of him.

    Jackie, Merrillville, IN Submitted Oct 2012
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  • My grandpa had passed away on my birthday May 8 2012. Since my birthday is coming up I've been crying non stop. I dearly miss him & I know he's in my heart but I can't help the feeling that I'm hopeless in life without him. My first birthday without him makes me feel empty. My emotions get deeper & deeper as I continue to think about him. It's hard to cope with a death that happened on my birthday.

    Martha Submitted 4/28/2013
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  • My younger sister died one month ago on the 12th of April 2013, we were eleven months apart in age. I miss her so much we shared so much together. I am the oldest of nine kids and I have been taking care of my whole family including our mom, as they have grieved, this poem was finally able to let me release my own flood of grief stricken tears tonight. Thank you so much for sharing it with me.

    Donna, Ohio, USA Submitted 5/11/2013
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  • I lost my only child, Alice Baksh-Jillah of Leukemia. Ever since that day May 8, 2006 I am unable to get a grasp of my life. My sweet Alice was everything to me, my world which was taken from me. My Alice was 10 years old, but it was as if she came into my life and disappear as quickly as she came. Everyday I ask GOD why he took my beautiful so soon and left me heartbroken. Thanks for allowing me to write and share my sweet Alice,
    Thank you.

    Bibi Baksh Submitted 8/12/2013
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  • This passed January I lost my dad and it has been really hard. Not long after my dad passed away my nephew who was only 2 1/2 years old died in March of this year. I haven't been able to grieve because I have tried to keep my mind off and focus on my school work. The day after my father passed away I had got nominated for the Dallas Herring Award I just cried and wished my dad could be here to see me. When my nephew died I was so devastated and my mothers boyfriend had to drag me away from his grave I wished I could've went with him. I know that the memories I have will always be with me in my heart forever.

    Elizabeth Lewis Submitted 8/16/2013
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  • I lost my grandad in March 2013 the day before my uncles 12th birthday he was only 52. I miss him soooooo much I loved him to absolute pieces. Rest in peace grandad and merry Christmas. I love you

    Molly Allen Submitted 12/25/2013
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  • As I sit here watching my Mother and best friend, make the transition from this life to the next, it hurts more than words can describe. But while doing a search for a poem to read during her memorial service, I came across Memories, and instantly knew this was the poem. It spoke to me exactly as I know it will be when I no longer have her on this earth. It made me feel better, because I know she'll be with our Lord. And she will always be in my prayers until we meet again.

    Rachel Price, Alabama, USA Submitted 1/9/2014
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  • My brother died in July last year and my biological mum died before him so I'm in a Bad place at the moment

    Georgia Submitted 1/26/2014
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