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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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