In Memory Poem

Missing Someone Who Has Passed Away

This is a poem written about someone very dear to me who passed away and left a big void in my life. It talks about the things you miss when someone has gone and the constant reminders that are all around.

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Those who are near and dear to us may shine in our hearts forever like stars.

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Empty Chair

Lee W. Barker © more by Lee W. Barker

Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

The chair where you sat lies vacant and still.
The air so silent, through my body runs a chill,

The sound of your laughter echoes in my ears.
The teddy that you loved brings me close to tears.

Photos of you smiling are scattered on the wall.
The sense that you are here, as I walk through the hall.

An empty bed remains made just as it was that night.
Bedroom left alone, even though you're out of sight.

Your DVDs and music left untouched upon the shelf,
Some of which you didn't get to watch yourself.

The cup from which you drank tea alone behind the door,
Left abandoned like a friend not needed anymore.

I looked into the night sky on that fateful night.
I saw a star begin to flicker, like a fading light.

They say a star fades when a life comes to an end,
But for you God made an exception; that rule he did bend.

He reignited the flickering star so we can look above,
To see that star shining bright, showering us with love.

Stars may fade, but the light lives on somewhere.
Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there.


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  • Kumari Weerasooriya by Kumari Weerasooriya
  • 5 years ago

Those who are near and dear to us may shine in our hearts forever like stars.

  • Karina by Karina
  • 5 years ago

This is a true poem because we will all be stars and angels soon.

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