I Miss You Poem

I Miss What We Had Poem

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

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Zachary, I just saw your comment on the poem I wrote. You know, you can miss someone when they are sleeping in the bed right beside you every night or miss them when they move on. Either way,...

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How It Used To Be


Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

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." Those 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 was the only place
we wanted to be...forever.

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


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  • Amberleigh by Amberleigh
  • 3 years ago

I had tears in my eyes when reading this because I lost someone who meant the world to me. He left me for someone else and it hurts to know that he's moved on and happier with someone else than he was with me. I miss him every day and I know he'll never be mine again. I still haven't moved on and never will.

  • Amanda Stephens by Amanda Stephens
  • 3 years ago

Remembering the way it felt when we first fell in love, how good it was the way you looked at me, the way you held me and wanted me hurts so much now. When we had nothing but we each other I had all I needed with you holding me. I used to feel so loved each night laying next to you. Now I feel alone. I feel like I don't matter to you anymore. The years we been together have not been easy, but they have been the best years of my life. You were so much more than my lover, you were my best friend. I want to go back to the way we used to be. I miss you. I miss us. What we had was all I ever wanted.

  • That1girl by That1girl, Wes Des Moines, IA
  • 3 years ago

I know exactly what this feels like. He said he had changed and he shouldn't want to be with me. He said he was done with me, and I lost it. I'm so glad I found this poem because it gave words to the thoughts I wish I could have told him. Thank you.

  • Somebody.. by Somebody..
  • 6 years ago

We had something between us for a while, until we lost it. To be honest, it still hurts me. I have dreams about it, and I still daydream about us. I pass by a spot we always sat at, and it hits me. I could never forget that part of my old life, ever. I have no clue what it was between us. Love? Or was it my head playing games on me?

  • Melanie Edwards by Melanie Edwards Poet
  • 7 years ago

Although I wrote this poem when my ex-husband and I were together, and it's been four years since we walked away from one another...not a day goes by that I don't miss him, miss us, miss what we used to be and what we used to share. If only we could go back and love like this again! <3

  • Mcgeorge Bsure by Mcgeorge Bsure
  • 6 years ago

I know I can't have all that I lost, but memories stand so firm for my wife Judy. After a rift in our marriage, she walked away from my life because she said she didn't love me anymore. I feel less important. We made a real team. I miss us.

  • Debbie Engelkes Cook by Debbie Engelkes Cook
  • 6 years ago

This truly is a heartfelt poem that you have written. It describes my husband and me. He has been battling alcoholism about 5 years now. He's not the man I married. It's like living in the house with a stranger, yet he's familiar. It breaks my heart to see what we had, that was once so beautiful and unique, be destroyed by liquor. We used to be the envy of other couples who wondered how we stayed together for so long, and now I often wonder if we can make it another day. Alcohol is the other woman in the relationship. There can be room for both of us. Thank you for your poem.

  • R. Bentzen, by R. Bentzen,
  • 6 years ago

This poem is just me and my wife. Well, we are now separated. We are both in pain, but sometimes I feel that I am in more pain than her. She continues her everyday life, Facebook, Instagram, gym, etc. while my whole world just stopped and I cannot move on. Now all I do is miss her. The word missing feels adequate here.

Whatever I do I think of her. I see her everywhere I go. Memories that were faded away by life are now crystal clear. Things I took for granted, her hugs and words of loving me, are now things I would do anything to get and hear. Missing all the things we did. Like you said, missing the old us. But 17 years of life made us both blind to what was important. Stupid me realizing it now that she has left me that she was the ground I was standing on. I am lost without her. I miss her so badly it hurts. So now I hope I can get a second chance to show her the love she deserves.

  • ZacharyMeowGrayhallow by ZacharyMeowGrayhallow, Lucifer's Castle, Underworld
  • 8 years ago

This poem is very touching. I was with a girl for a total of a year and two months (we had small breaks) and its been months, she broke up with me before October, it's June right now and I can't handle it still. It hurts and she randomly pops into my head. I want it to stop but it won't and I'm scared. My now boyfriend is going to leave me soon too..don't ask me how I know, I just know and it destroys me. I can't handle this world. Some days I don't care about her at all and others she invades my head and wont come out.

  • Melanie Edwards by Melanie Edwards Poet
  • 7 years ago

Zachary, I just saw your comment on the poem I wrote. You know, you can miss someone when they are sleeping in the bed right beside you every night or miss them when they move on. Either way, it hurts. If there is one thing I do know in this life, it is the feeling of missing someone so much it physically makes you sick. I lost my 17 year old son in 2011, an indescribable heartbreak that never goes away, and in 2013, I got a divorce. The one I wrote this poem about, without a doubt, was and will always be the love of my life. I miss my son. I miss my ex-husband, I miss our family, I miss our life. I miss who I used to be; it was like my world was ripped right out from under my feet, and on the days when it hurts so much as the memories invade my head making me miss so much...I cry, I listen to my playlist titled "If it weren't for the pain"...because if it weren't for the pain...I would have never known love, the deepest, truest love on this earth. <3

  • Miranda by Miranda, Texas
  • 8 years ago

I loved it.... It reminds me about me and my ex we were together for so long and it just did not work out what a great use of words THANK YOU!!!! :D

  • Melissa by Melissa, Minnesota
  • 10 years ago

This poem really fit me. My husband and I divorced about a year ago. I admit it was mostly my actions that caused us to split, confused about feelings I couldn't explain for an ex. I was honest with him and said I didn't know if they were feelings just because I had two children in that relationship or if I wasn't over him. Now time has passed and I realize where my heart belongs. And the one I truly am in love with, my ex-husband, don't believe me and won't give what we shared another chance. He is my prince charming and he will never know my true feelings for him. I love him so much, it's hard doing anything in life I enjoy cause it's all the memories of what we did together and not being able to make more. I will forever love him, Joel, I love you so much.

  • Melanie Edwards by Melanie Edwards Poet
  • 10 years ago

Melissa, I wrote this poem when I felt and saw so many things changing in my marriage. There was no doubt that my husband and I loved each other, but life somehow stole all the little things that made us fall in love...we also divorced about a year ago. After a year has passed, all the hurt and anger is slowly subsiding...and when I read this poem so many memories break my heart; we had both forgotten all these little things that that seemed so trivial were actually the most important moments of our lives together. It hurts to know you will love each other forever, but you can never go back!

  • Michie by Michie
  • 10 years ago

This is how I felt with my ex before I finally gave up. He used to say I made him happy and he loved me. Every day he'd say how beautiful I was and how I brightened his day when I woke, then months later it was just nothing. Like I was the only one in love. Like I was the only one trying. Thank you for this poem. I loved it.

  • Matthew Webb by Matthew Webb
  • 5 years ago

I have recently experienced this too. The girl I loved left me. She said she loved me and wanted to marry me. I adored her and then all of a sudden she wanted me no more. I've been left heartbroken and distraught. I cry all the time, and miss her every day. I don't know when the pain will go away.

  • Angela by Angela, South Carolina
  • 10 years ago

I love this poem, it really hit home with the issues that I am going through right now. Everything has changed in my relationship right after we just got things straightened out. Seems like 1 step forward 3 steps back.

  • Melanie Edwards by Melanie Edwards Poet
  • 10 years ago

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"

  • Emma by Emma, Australia
  • 11 years ago

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

  • Catie by Catie, USA
  • 11 years ago

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....

  • Amber by Amber
  • 7 years ago

My ex also moved in with my friend. They denied it to me. They lied about living together and knowing each other. It devastated me.

  • Avasquez by Avasquez, Hawaii
  • 12 years ago

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.

  • Zoey Salvatore by Zoey Salvatore, Germany
  • 13 years ago

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!

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!

  • Jackson by Jackson, Ms
  • 13 years ago

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.

  • Nicole by Nicole
  • 13 years ago

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.

  • Sierra by Sierra
  • 14 years ago

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!

  • Mona by Mona
  • 14 years ago

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

  • Reem by Reem
  • 14 years ago

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

  • Victoria Houchin by Victoria Houchin
  • 15 years ago

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

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