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Below is the poem entitled WISHING YOU WERE HERE which was written by poet Madelin Barton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Every now and then I think of you 
And those parts of you that live in me
That will never be the same. 
Because of you, my life today
Aims  in a different direction
No place that could ever lead me back whole

Can't remember the last time I felt the need
To embrace laughter without it being
Forced out of me or the last time
I could honestly say I felt complete.

All I know is that when in silence
I begin to weep
My heart's rhythm lulls
forming songs with its pangs that are
So painfully melodic

You are nowhere to be found but in
Everything I see, embrace and feel
You are ever so present still; 
In those obscure places of my soul
That out of pure necessity have somehow
Managed to remain intact

You were my joy, my strength
My weakness, my hope to ever fill this void
Only the gentle whisper of the wind  can remind me of
Those tender moments you and I once shared
That plethora of wonders recanted
Through promises broken
What's left of us
I wore a diamond you gave as a token

We were indeed kindred souls
That love could not save 
I reach out to you and all I can find
Is traces of emptiness ever so cruel ever so kind
My only wish is for God to allow me, as day turns into night
To help me find comfort as I close my weary eyes
Is to find you there in my dreams
For only through this, could our lives ever again
In faithfulness entwine

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 7:28:00 PM
    Very well expressed and sad at the same time. There where times in my life that I thought I could never love again and thankfully the love I gained far exceeded all my previous loves combined. When you are in the centre of love lost it feels like all the love in the world has been drained away. Thankfully it is nothing but a lie. Wow your poem made me think all of these thoughts, well done!