Grief Poem

Wishing To Be There When A Loved One Is Dying

Many of us have had twice the heartbreak during COVID by not being able to be with someone we love when they are dying. I have myself known the sorrow of not being able to see a close long-standing childhood friend when she was dying.

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Heartache

Ann D. Stevenson © more by Ann D. Stevenson

Published: April 28, 2021

I wasn't there to say goodbye,
to reminisce of times gone by.

I wasn't there to make you smile,
to tell old stories, laugh awhile.

I wasn't there to talk of fun,
the happy times in life's long run.

I wasn't there to share the years,
those times of happiness and tears.

I wasn't there to hear your fear
of leaving those you held so dear.

I wasn't there to feel your pain,
you knew we'd never meet again.

I wasn't there to hold your hand
when you parted from this land.

I wasn't there to share our love,
before you joined the stars above.

I wasn't there, I shed a tear.
In my heart you're always there.

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What a lovely poem, so true, so touching, yet a comfort to read.

Thank you very much for your kind comment. It was a poem very much written from the heart.

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to comment on my poem.

I forgot to say I wrote this poem in couplets to enhance that feeling of two people who wish to be together at a difficult time.

  • Rammohan Potturi by Rammohan Potturi
  • 2 months ago

Ann Stevenson poem reflects guilt, pain, and agony.

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