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I am lost until I find you

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I am lost until I find you

I should have known your absence would bring agony
I should have known distance had claws
I should have known tears could bite
Then I would have thought better and not let you go.

Like Achilles sword, our distance pierces through my soul
Leaving me with a never-to-fill-up and ineffaceable aperture 
That I wish I could close the wounds with my expressivity
But our severance has driven me into expressive motor aphasia.

I stare into my world, my azure sky looks darkened 
I see nothing; I feel nothing; but only your absence
I’ve tried to make my heart static, yet it keeps trembling
I’m totally lost until I find you.

Whenever I recall our covenant- never to be apart
The memories hound me; and I feel guilt-ridden.
My emotions run over me and put me on guilt trip
And I feel mortified for letting you off my world.

I regurgitate the juice of unending friendship we drank
Just to have a facsimile taste of what I used to have, now lost
I loved your body; I was proud of your figure
And I will always celebrate you.


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  1. Date: 11/29/2013 7:59:00 AM
    chuma These words are full of passion, emotion, sadness, longing, regret, and memories. Nice job taking the reader on a journey into the heart and mind of this person

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Enjoyed your wonderful poem! Lori