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My Emily

She never did come back home that night
Me pacing the floor
Walking for miles in search of her
Leaving me torn apart
Spewing with the turmoil of wondering
Just what happened to her
Who had she been with and why?
Engraved on to my mind
her name
etched in my heart
her love, her sighs
Spiking my tongue
her name cries out
My heart splinters
my gut receives another jolt
God I loved that girl
and didn't even know for certain until today
But now it is too late
I left it too long
to proclaim my love for her
afraid of the pain 
which comes from being knocked back
still even that is not as I suffer now
in the whispering of her name
I look in the mirror 
yet see her reflection stare back at me
smiling and tossing back her flowing locks
her very presence is felt in abundance
Her huge eyes dark as purest deepest sapphires
class more expensive than purest diamonds
with a charismatic magnetism radiating out
overwhelming all within reach of her personality
Stolen from this world she was
No notice to anyone that she would be leaving
Nothing makes sense anymore
And I long to know if we shall meet again
Some new day in a realm beyone ours
Another time another place
I'll wait for her as I hope she will for me
For true love will never die

Based on a true story from Christmas when a young woman went missing - found murdered...  My thoughts went to those around her and inspired to write came this, but I have changed the girls name for the sake of those that knew her...  So sad to still have these things going onin our world...

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  1. Date: 1/22/2011 12:47:00 AM
    how heartbreaking this piece is, anna-marie... your well=expressed sentiments carries this work with much poetic weight.. thanks for the cheers you sent my way! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 12:49:00 PM
    I'm sorry to hear this was based on a real event, but am glad it wasn't your personal loss, Anna-Marie. Thanks so much for letting me know. My heart goes out to Emily's parents. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 11:56:00 AM
    Did this really happen to you, Anna-Marie? Did you lose a daughter or another loved one this way? Such a heartbreaking poem. We have to make the most of every opportunity to tell people how much we love them for we never know if we will have another chance. God bless you, dear friend. This beautiful reminder goes to my favorites. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 5:30:00 AM
    So sad Anna-Marie. I hope you find her again. Excellent writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 9:04:00 PM
    gosh, Ana , this is so sad a poem. What inspired this one? It seems like it might be based on something you heard about? On the other hand, I thought perhaps Emily was yourself becuase you said you saw her in the mirror! Well, thanks for your lovely long comment to my poetry. Luv, Andrea