Poems by John Peter Read

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  • Forgotten Dreams

    • Published: January 2021

    in Wife Death Poems

    In a silent world of forgotten dreams,
    Where disappointments and heartaches lie.
    A world where hopes and dreams have died
    And bid their last goodbye.

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    • Rating 4.73
  • Golden Years

    • Published: March 2022

    in Change Poems

    Take me back to far off lands
    where streams and rivers flow.
    I want to leave this cold grey town.
    It's no longer the one I know.

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  • Missing You


    • Published: September 2020

    in Wife Death Poems

    Still I hear those voices
    From a time so long ago.
    I see so many faces
    But not the one I love and know.

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    A beautiful poem

    I have just lost my Wife Teresa on Sep 5th after 56 years of marriage I feel empty and lost and hurting inside. I miss her so much she was the love of my life.
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  • Blessed

    • Published: June 16, 2023

    in Meaningful Poems

    I've never wished for fortunes,
    I've always prayed for better things.
    I'm happy and contented,
    Never wanting to live like a king.

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    • Rating 4.67
  • I Love You

    • Published: August 2021

    in Acrostic Poems

    ​I- In this journey of my life
    L- Loving you kept me alive
    O- One day God called you home
    V- Visions of you still linger on

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    I'm sure your beloved wife will join you again. God bless you and your family.

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  • Only A Dream

    • Published: July 2020

    in Dream Poems

    I'm living in my own little world.
    I'm happy there, it's okay.
    It's much more fun than the real one,
    For the sun shines every day.

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  • Your Light Still Shines

    • Published: January 2022

    in Loss Poems

    I miss our moments together,
    I treasure each memory.
    You left with the key to my heart;
    Your life lives on through me.

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  • My Soulmate


    • Published: February 2017

    in Wife Death Poems

    I still say I Love You,
    But now there's no reply.
    I always feel your presence
    As if you never left my side.

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    • Rating 4.59
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    Chris,
    It's 21 years since I lost my lovely wife, after 35 years of marriage. It's the anniversary tomorrow. I was so in love with her. When we went to the supermarket. I would leave her to...

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  • Christmas In Heaven

    • Published: December 2019

    in Christmas Poems

    Santa, do you know where heaven is?
    Maybe your reindeer know the way.
    For I have a special present
    I need delivered on Christmas day.

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    Hi Eva I'm so sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is especially this time of year, it's 13 years since my dear wife Ann passed, although it still feels like it was only yesterday.
    I...

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  • Inner Strength


    • Published: September 2019

    in Courage Poems

    It's only through mistakes we make
    We learn where we went wrong.
    It's only when we're far from home
    We realize where we belong.

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    • Rating 4.57
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    Hi HOSwrites,
    I believe each day is a step nearer, on the road to fulfillment, and that each mistake is a lesson. They'll be many obstacles to overcome, and we may often ask where God is,...

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