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How Young We Were

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How Young We Were

How Young We Were

My wife’s final day she lost the bout 
At the hospital I collapsed my legs gave out  

They took me into the emergency
Nothing wrong they said with me

They couldn’t see my heartache  
They couldn’t feel my heartbreak  

At night when I go to bed
I twist and turn with thoughts in my head 

Some nights to sleep is hard for me
Thinking of my wife I wish I could see

On my neck is my wife’s wedding band
I clutch it tightly in my hand

My body is tired and with some pain
Why do I go on what’s to gain

I wish I new the end to my life
I miss so much not being with my wife

I look at pictures how young we were
That’s how I wish to be again with her  

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  1. Date: 4/27/2011 2:43:00 PM
    The heartbreak comes seeping through in each line. Very well expressed poem. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 10:16:00 PM
    well done M.G., a very sad ending,, but awesome couplets.... I had fun reading your poem, take care and have your self a happy and safe Easter! always p.d.

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 11:51:00 AM
    I feel your lost, this has to really hurt, such saddness i know it brings to your soul and heart. I think of how i would feel if something happend to my wife, so i know your grief must be unbearable. thank you for commenting on Sweet Erika and in taking the time to read it.

  1. Date: 4/20/2011 7:33:00 PM
    I send you all my positive thoughts. Very deep feelings expressed here