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Here Without You (standard:poetry, 299 words)
Author: LoriAdded: Jan 02 2011Views/Reads: 1235/720Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Another poem about my granddaughter.
 



Here Without You 

* 

“Nana loves you.” 

How I long to say 

those three amazing words. 

Yet sentiments are pushed away. 

I would be telling them 

to an empty two-foot grave. 

Time to pull up the big girl panties. 

To find a way to be brave. 

* 

The holidays suck! 

It's not the way it's supposed to be. 

I want to hold you, little angel. 

To hear you scream like a banshee. 

See the sparkle of awareness in your eyes. 

Smell the sweet scent of your head. 

Kiss all your tiny fingers and toes. 

Yet, I'm writing this instead. 

* 

There's no tree this year. 

I can't find the Christmas joy. 

My spirit hangs in balance. 

My heart looks for a decoy. 

Decorations are hung all around. 

The bells are ringing. 

Gifts being exchanged. 

Carolers still singing. 

* 

Yes, you're in a better place. 

I've found a little peace. 

Got things to look forward to. 

The weddings of my son and niece. 

Happy things surround me. 

It's just not the same anymore. 

My hands find air when I reach out. 

Can't find my way out of misery's door. 

* 


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