Lyric Grief Poems

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Details | Lyric |
When you find yourself alone in the shadows
Void of peace and tricked by deceit,
Know that light flushes out the dark
And there's a light deep within your heart

If you find yourself in a crowd blind of clear sights,
Remove yourself from their company, and find some light

It will always be darkest before dawn
So prepare yourself a light
Because darkness will surely come

For shadow shrouds over everyone and everything,
Never are you alone when the night comes to cling

We all share the same sun and the same moon
But with life comes fire, let us use it to banish the present gloom

Together, when we all contribute to the fire
We can create warmth and huddle around the campfire
Until this present darkness expires

Some may be lost within the pitch black, and absent day
Some may even run wild in search of prey 

But know this..
Within your heart can start a spark,
The smallest fire can give birth to soaring flames
So bright you might even forget the darkness even came

The light shall overcome the night, breaching through the skies
So hold fast to your light, whatever it may be
A candle, a torch, a lantern, or even the full moon shining across the seas and stars

GOD never gives us more than we can handle
So hold strong to your BLAZING candles

Copyright © Justin Worthy | Year Posted 2015




Details | Elegaic Lyric |
In the world  of all comforts,
In the world of absolute care and affection,
In the world of motherhood.
Ten months I was basking, in my mother's womb.
Happiness running down my spine – I thanked God,
His blessing in disguise, rather he in disguise – My mother,
Who is she? How she will be? - I don't know,
Am I her replica? Am I her miniature?
I struggled day after day to open my eyes.
To look at her dazzling beauty and to admire her.
Her hands were made to carry me,
Her arms were made to hug me,
Her shoulders were made to bear me,
My mother, the only person on this whole earth to love me more than I do myself.
I longed to see her face,
Why this ten months vigil? Why not now? My heart bumped!
Days rolled and months passed.
I kicked my way.
A pat on my back,
I cried, it was tears of happiness.
Where is my mother?
Place me on her hands, let me sense her breath,
Let that be the first air I breathe.
With great joy oozing out I slowly opened my eyes.
To see her eyes which is longing to see my eyes.
Mom! With great excitement I gazed.
But it was the blue sky that welcomed me to this new world.
Where is my mother? Where is she? Is she not carrying me?
I searched for her.
Then where am I placed? I looked around.
The cradle squeaked.
Sudden fracas and turbulence hit my ears.
In a fraction of a second I was surrounded by people.
Nobody like me and nobody liked me.
I moved from one hand to another.
But I never smelt my mother.
My mom was missing.
Did she leave me?
I was in a fix.
Yes, she left me.
What made her to hate me even before I was born?
She left me alone in this callous world.
Abandoned me,
Branded me an orphan,
Made me languish in pain,
Agonize in vain,
My day turned dark and despondent,
My life turned bleak and impotent,  
But still my heart longed to see my mother.
I can never in my life hate her.
Because I was in her.   
My ire was directed only at God,
He wrote my fate,
He took my mom, what more can I ask,
Nothing can replace her in my life.
I said “My God my first and last wish,
Give every child the power to see even before they were born,
Children like me, who are so unfortunate
Can see their mother's face at least from their womb.

BY
MADHUPRIYA SHANMUGAM

Copyright © MADHUPRIYA SHANMUGAM | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |
My sanity has crumbled
Under the weight of the day
If only that old morning sunrise
Could just fade to black...and stay

'Cause, if darkness conceals
And emptiness heals
I'm gonna be alright

Ebony melody....Whisper to me
'Til I'm lost in the song of the night

Oh sweet refrain of the evening
Cover the carnage...she made
Give me a reason...for being....
So my hurt won't shine in the day

And if darkness conceals
And emptiness heals
I'm gonna be alright

Ebony melody....Whisper to me
'Til I'm lost in the song of the night

Come soft shadows... sing with me
My pain has perfect harmony
Come soft shadows... sing with me
My pain has perfect harmony

And if darkness conceals
And emptiness heals
I'm gonna be alright

Ebony melody....Whisper to me
'Til I'm lost in the song of the night....
Still lost in the song of the night

Copyright and all rights reserved

Copyright © Chuck Melugin | Year Posted 2017




Details | Lyric |
Ive been trying to fill this hole in my chest.
I promised I pleaded but you still left like all the rest.
So here I sit once again all alone.
You wont even shoot a text to my phone.
So this is where I fail to stay strong.
This life of mine starts to go wrong.
So I fried up the brass.
I apply heat to get this bubble in the glass.
I heat the rock and watch it melt down.
I'm all smiles in the happiness that Ive found.
Before I knew it im drawing out of the silver spoon.
One, two, blastoff soon ill be higher then the moon.
You get that little burn in the back of your throat.
Hang on cowboy cause you just hit some bomb dope. 
Then comes the ringing in your ears.
Just sit back and all your worries and fears will simply disappear.
Don't worry about the lights fading in and out.
That's the dope coursing through your veins ya your high no doubt.
The color will leave your eyes.
Your body is engulfed in warmth and a million butterflies.
But now the demon has got you like a needle to thread.
Welcome to the struggle cause you got to keep the demon fed.
Now we've been up for nights and days.
Given up hope we surcome to her ways.
When she leaves you she leaves you feeling dead.
You cant silence the voices screaming inside your head.
Now you just look for the next high.
Cause without that demon you wanna die.
People will wonder where have you been.
Its no secret with those track marks up and down your skin.
Now you will know new lows.
Its a sad story but thats just how it goes.
Now your so alone and feel so close to death.
Just remember who did this her name is crystal meth.
Now if you could relive that day.
When your pal held out that needle tell what would you have to say.

Copyright © Johnny White | Year Posted 2014

Details | Lyric |
Ignorant to passing time
Reality strikes its deafening chime
Unspoken words pass between
I and you, my darling queen

Lay your weary head to rest
With your arms across your chest
Now it's time to close your eyes
Whisper your final goodbyes

Let me go, we'll both be free
Cross the wasteland, past the sea
Find the path to heaven's light
Break away from endless night

Embracing tears of bitter pain
Falling lightly with the rain
Out of reach, I hear your song
Alone again, I sing along

Let me go, we'll both be free
Cross the wasteland, past the sea
Find the path to heaven's light
Break away from endless night

From the night. . .
I watched your velvet wings take flight
I never saw you so alive
So alive
I watched your velvet wings take flight
I'll never ever say goodbye
Never say goodbye

Life has ended, you have won
Death befriended, pain is gone
Fly away into the light
Crystal clear and shining bright
Close your eyes for final rest
Meeting among the blessed

Let me go, we'll both be free
Cross the wasteland, past the sea
Find the path to heaven's light
Break away from endless night

From the night. . .
I watched your velvet wings take flight
I never saw you so alive
So alive
I watched your velvet wings take flight
I'll never ever say goodbye
Never say goodbye

I let you go so you'll be free
Cross the path of darkened sea
I watched your velvet wings take flight
I can never say goodbye
Never say goodbye


Collaboration with Rebecca Larkin <3
A song, and lyrics

Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2013

Details | Elegaic Lyric |
Inspired by and written for my heart, my smile, my son named Kyle
A kaleidoscope’s blossoms Are not as awesome As my child at every turn; Watching his silences – I burn, Watching his movements – I yearn. I learn love’s wonderment Watching him discern. Gentle, imaginative boy Loves me content With innocence and joy. I shout for time to slow Its capture of my boy. Give me endless days And countless ways To watch my miracle grow. Sunshine, moon glow, Build him a perfect rainbow So that he may know The wonder of the love I try so hard to show. Loyal, gentle pets Lived unconditional need And when they died, I did grieve. Friends are the prose Inspiring my rhymes. Each would be missed By this heart of mine. When parents and siblings Expel their final breath, I will mourn them Until my own day of death. If my husband Should before me die, My soul would cry Float adrift and dry. But should my babe at any age Pass first in death’s grasp, Defeat would set a fatal stage For my hearts final crash. ... CayCay Jennings September 21, 2015

Copyright © CayCay Jennings | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |
TIME
Before a child comes to the world ,it ought to cry
That sound makes the bearer happy
Isn't it an irony?
what is the child trying to say?
Man needs to cry to call for joy

Before the child walks,he crawls
When he tries walking, he falls
He continues until mama calls
He falls in pain
Yet  stands to walk again
What message is the child trying to convey?
Man ought to fall before standing high

His feet finally touch the land
He gets long legs to run
He turns into that great man
Things start moving high
He gets feathers to fly 
He moves over they sky
He completes his life span
He then says bye
Making people cry

He came making people happy
He goes making the same people gloomy

Copyright © CHRISDAD KOJO ARTHUR | Year Posted 2014

Details | Lyric |
    "I think of you
     While sun and moon renew
     I will always think of you"

I sit so still and eat 
A sandwich and I talk to you
I am so angry at
Everything they did to you
Scream loud at the sun
At that sky too perfect, blue

At night I'm warm in bed
Hope that you rest peaceful too
My every word of love
Reach through hollow wind, renew
my love and hope and pain
Forever reach the soul of you

     "I dream of you
     With stars raining tears on me
     I will always dream of you"

I pray to stars above
To the mourning morning dew
To find you in my corners
Fading evading me and you
Your face, its smile so broad
I won't forget, I’ll go there too. 

I yell loud at the moon
The dark clouds in a sky once blue
That took you far too soon
Away from me, your life from you
You rest now while I sleep
I'll find you in soft morning hues

     "I dance with you
     I slowly dance...
     I will always dance with you"

***

April 23, 2017
Copyright © Darren White

Copyright © Darren White | Year Posted 2017

Details | Elegaic Lyric |
I lost you out there.
You never came on home.
I called for you and I called to you,
but you never came on home.

I lost you out there,
in the bushes and the brush.
I called for you and I yelled for you,
but you never did come home.

Don't say you couldn't hear me.
I won't listen if you do.
I lost you, and I left you,
and you never came on home.

I lost you out there,
but it's what you seemed to want.
I yelled for you for nights and days,
but you never once yelled back.

I walked and walked between the trees,
squinting toward the sun.
I called for you and I screamed for you,
but no, you never did come home.

Copyright © Kendra Ruczak | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |
My heart is bleeding
My soul is pleading
For the love that I once knew.
My mind is wondering
My thoughts are crumbling
Remembering how we grew and grew
My love for you will not go
My spirit feels so low
I try to remember the good 
But I will never have understood
How this ended so quickly 
I was out of your life so briskly
I just thought we would never part
and now I have a broken heart

Copyright © Andy Davies | Year Posted 2015

Details | Lyric |
I am so lost my love Weeping again and again I dream you could come back to me 'Cause I am sinking without you It is not my time to fly up I have living to do We had a whole life planned Now, oh I am missing you Every single moment Why, why and why Did this have to be Why, why and why Sad, sad my soul I am adrift my love A ship drifting without you We only had a few years Beautiful and so lovely So lovely Why, why and why Did God take you Why, why and why Did this have to be We had things to do Strolling on paths hand in hand In forests lush and green Watching sunsets at the beach Let me say it once more, why Forever I will wonder Why, why and why We should be growing old together ____________________________ May 8 , 2016 Lyric Inspired by "Descending" melody, by the Black Crowes For the contest, Lyrics II- The Black Crowes sponsor, Rob Carmack Ninth Place

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |
I'm standing here upright. 
     For those I do present.
         My eyes are open wide. 
              My time and world are bent.
                   My eyes are not outside. 
                         Everything's unreal

                         The time don't move inside  
                         Where who I am is sent
                         Nothing looks quite right 

                         For every second spent
                     sparks internal fright   
                everything's unreal
           everything's unreal

I try but cannot deal
           this room's a room no more 
                     everything's unreal
                             come closer help me deal 
              help me help me heal.

    I'm frightened to the core.
    Everything's surreal.

I try but cannot deal 
                                       everything's unreal
                 I try but cannot deal 
       this room's a room no more
             come closer help me deal 
                           help me help me heal.

                       I'm frightened to the core
            everything's unreal.

***

Music: Mark Massey
Poem: Darren White | Year Posted 2016

Copyright © Darren White | Year Posted 2017

Details | Lyric |
You were always there for me.

The leaves fall outside slowly
where we used to walk
There's beauty all around me
but I just don't want to talk

My friends want to come over,
but I just don't have the time
They leave messages for me to read
and tho I see them, I am blind

Oh, late at night, I feel so empty
so lost and all alone
I'm used to having you beside me
and my heart, it had a home

What can I do now, to take
all this pain away?
You were always there to comfort me
in your own special way

Chorus

Oh, you left me too soon,
you left me way too soon
I still can't sleep in our room
Cos, you were always there for me
you were always there for me
Now what am I supposed to do?
I'm drowning here without you
You always helped me with my pain
You made me see the sun again
You were always there for me


I remember everything about you
everything you ever said
I remember all those stormy nights
we shared together in our bed
I used to watch you sleeping
and I'd gently touch your face
Now your place beside me is empty
no one left here to embrace

Chorus 
Oh you left me too soon...


So many years have passed now
since you have passed away
It still feels like not so long ago
so many things left to say
I dream about the day, when
you'll be back home to stay
I'll be here waiting patiently,
cos you were always here for me

Chorus repeat
fade


John Derek Hamilton
August 30,2016










Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |
Someone cry someone cry 
someone cry someone cry. 
For my life, it has died. 
For my life, it has died. 
Someone cry someone cry. 

My life was pretty, 
it was upright. 
She was the mother 
of all alive. 
She was murdered 
in broad daylight. 
Someone cry someone cry 
someone cry someone cry. 

In the vicious 
abyss of lies. 
Amongst the people 
verily lice, 
She lived a life 
of sacrifice. 
Someone cry someone cry 
someone cry someone cry. 

There are no mourners, 
there are no sighs. 
There is no sun 
in all the sky. 
The earth is frigid 
without a light. 
Someone cry someone cry 
someone cry someone cry. 

There is no justice, 
there are no cries. 
There is no noise 
of the uprights. 
Sin is pretending 
that all is right. 
Someone cry someone cry 
someone cry someone cry. 

Someone cry someone cry 
someone cry someone cry. 
For my life, it has died, 
For my life, it has died. 
Someone cry someone cry.

Copyright © Alok Srivastava | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |
                                              Happy to be here

                                        Is there someone you know
                                         who's dark days only grow
                             And they can't say, they're happy to be here

                                     When a bright, new day breaks
                                        but, they're afraid to awake
                             And they won't say they're happy to be here

                              And they can't say they're happy to be here

                                         There's a rainbow, it's true
                                           it's color's,   fading hues
                                    And they can't find any joy in living

                                           And a bird when it sings
                                            doesn't mean anything
                               There's no meaning in their song of beauty

                                       ooh and I feel bad for them......
                                       ooh and I feel bad for them......

                                            And their friends, family
                                          just want them to be free
                          but their thoughts, keep them enchained, in prison
                          
                                      When their hands and their feet
                                          have been bound endlessly
                                    and their only companion is sorrow

                                             And a new day is born
                                             but they feel so forlorn
                                 and the voices just bellow with laughter

                                And they can't say their happy to be here
                  
                                        oooh and I feel bad for them
                                        oooh and I feel bad for them

                                               Every day is a task
                                         so they put on new masks
                            so that no one can see,  they've been crying

                                            Like the tears of a clown
                                             when no one is around
                               How can anyone know what they're feeling?
                             
                                         oooh and I feel bad for them
                                         oooh and I feel bad for them

                                           And they say there's a pill
                                             but they haven't the will
                                   they say no pill, can fill, all their empty

                                              So they live day to day
                                         and they hope and they pray
                               Please forgive me God, for what I'm thinking
                                                
                                           oooh and I feel bad for them
                                           oooh and I feel bad for them

                                             So you go the next day
                                        want to wipe their tears away
                               but, you get there, far too late, to save them

                                           oooh and I feel bad for them
                                           oooh and I feel bad for them


                                        They     just     couldn't      say, 
                                                    they're    happy    
                                                             to  
                                                             be   
                                                           here!




John Derek Hamilton
September 06,2016








                                       









                           








 

Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |
Take me where the ocean rolls bigger than the pain in my soul. Let me lay upon shore sand, hold its grit in my hand as it claims ground again, so sure of where it belongs to begin its own fated end. Allow ships on a far horizon remind me how small I am and how little I understand. My pain seems so very grand yet it and my heart bearing it will be gone long before this sand, so small, so mere in tiny bits, but more earthly significant than any of me I have to give. I have no distinct pain, all I hurt once ached another name that millions could easily claim. I do not want to love him anymore. I do not want care blood in my core. I want to fling this ugly feel thing fate determined it must bring to be my first empathy cling. God, let me tuck it inside a shell, please allow it to only there dwell. I promise I will sail the shell by my own hand into the ocean. There it will free my stored hell in salty endless freedom motion instead of salty tears of lame devotion.
February 11, 2018

Copyright © CayCay Jennings | Year Posted 2018

Details | Lyric |
Heaven Gained an Angel
When I Lost You

I remember as a child you were always there
Just a phone call away
Is what you used to say
Your voice was always so calming to me
I wish I could hear it now
As my heart is breaking
& 

Heaven Gained an Angel
When I Lost You

I remember when I would hear you were
Coming I would count the days
And then on the day you arrived 
I would ditch dad to go be with you
I was a daddy’s girl yes 
But I was more of a
Grandma’s girl for sure
&

Heaven Gained an Angel
When I Lost You

You knew how to lift me up
When my spirits were down
So many times you gave me 
A shoulder to cry on
You could make me smile even 
When all I could find was a frown
&

Heaven Gained an Angel
When I Lost You

So many times in life when I have been
At a crossroad and didn’t know 
What way to go
All I had to do is think to myself
What would Grandma say?
And I always knew 
What to do
&

Heaven Gained an Angel
When I Lost You

I am going to miss the wisecracks 
You telling me what to do
I am going to miss 
Your wisdom you so readily shared with me
I will always miss the talks we had 
Most of all I will always miss 
You
& 

Heaven Gained an Angel
When I Lost You

So many times you made me laugh
When I felt like I was going to cry
You were the mom I never really had
A Grandma and a
Friend
I really wish time
could stop for just a few
Give me a chance to really say
Good Bye to you
& 

Heaven Gained an Angel
When I Lost You

I know you are
watching down on me
I know your love will always be there
I even know you will always be a part of me
However right now 
In this moment my heart is still broken
It feels as though
someone punched me in the gut
I can’t even catch my breath
I know it will take time
And it has only been a few days
&

Heaven Gained an Angel
When I Lost You

I know my life will go on
I know you would want it that way
However it will never be the same
I don’t know if I will ever get used to 
Not being able to just pick up the phone
Whenever I think of you
Or need someone to talk to 
I have a long road ahead of me 
I wish you were here to walk with me
But I know you will be watching over me 
So here is to you
All the love we shared 
And all the love we will share 
Until we meet again 
Grandma I love you
&

Heaven Gained an Angel
When I Lost You

Copyright © Jeanna York | Year Posted 2013

Details | Lyric |
Dedicated to my Dad who lost his short battle w/ Colon Cancer on June 18,2013

I hate you Cancer
Your vile evil and cruel
You don't care who you hurt
I'll never forget that day
I'll always hate you for it

Your heartless Cancer
You took someone important from me
Someone important from others too
Took people who didn't belong to you
I hate you for it

You disgust me Cancer
You had no right to take him from me
He mattered more than my very own life
I hate you for taking my Daddy
I hate you for taking others too

I hate you with a passion Cancer
You took part of my heart with him
You took part of my soul that day too
I hate you for it
I hate you I hate you I hate you

I hate you with every fiber of my being 
Go back to Hell where you belong
I hate you, others hate you
Your not welcome or wanted here Cancer

I hate you more than his doctor's
I hate you more than God
I hope I get to witness that day
Witness the day you fall
And you will fall Cancer

You're gonna lose the battle one day Cancer
I'm gonna laugh and dance around your grave
You'll finally get what you deserve 
And you'll never be able to inflict your disease on another soul


Sabrina Niday Hansel


______________________________________________________________________
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Copyright © Sabrina Niday Hansel | Year Posted 2013

Details | Lyric |
Summertime…they say the livin’ is easy,                                                
Flowers growin’ and the sun’s sittin’ high.                                    
They say your Daddy’s rich and your Momma’s so good lookin’;               
So hush now pretty baby…there's no reason to cry. 

One of these days, you’re gonna rise up smilin’.
Take a look around and think you’ve got it all.
You’ll have your Momma’s looks, all your Daddy’s money,
And all the boys in town at your beck and call.

Summertime…Yes, the livin’ is so easy,
Laughin’, singin’, havin’ so much fun.
No time to stop and think about your future
And what life will bring when Summer’s done.

‘Cause Summertime, it don’t last forever.
Breezes cool and the leaves begin to fall;
And in your quiet moments, you'll sit and wonder
How you came so far, but have no love at all.

Summertime....They said the livin’ was easy; 
Ain’t it sad how fast the good times fly; 
And now, your Momma’s looks and all your Daddy’s money
Another sweet, warm Summer’s day they cannot buy. 

Copyright © Robert Candler | Year Posted 2014

Details | Lyric |
Let the Deicide commence.

You're a voyeur at best!
Your vampiric heart is beating out of your chest!
And you have slayed the ones whom would love you for anything less
Ready to consume the final fragments of innocence,
And for you there is no forgiveness,
On your knees pleading, screaming to a tyrant in the skies;
The father of lies.

I will never be enslaved in your superiority
The people agree: jaded of your false dichotomies.
Know: I will be whomever nature intends to be
Apollo and I will share our dreams,
and you will be forced to see
your failure!

I know who you are...
Readily the first to present your scars
Chained by some despot or mental czar
An emotional homunculus in your mind, behind bars
Reluctant to escape - even when proven fake
Your demented mind - depths no one will penetrate!
 
...And you see me suffering
Not caring of any casualties
Just as long you recieve your safeguard of sympathy
So very wary of the masses and their Anarchy; Liberious ways

Solipsist - Is there no one you can see?
Even if she was presented burning?
Solipsist - Is there no one you can believe?
Even if Sophia was screaming?
Solipsist - Know you have killed and abused me
Imprisoned in your own  personal reality 



Copyright © Wyatt Loethen | Year Posted 2013

Details | Lyric |
June 18, 2013 our world was Forever Changed
We where a few minutes from home
When we got the call from our baby sister

Said we need to get back home
We need to come as fast as we can drive
Mom really needs us
Something’s wrong with Daddy
The whole way we drove 80
Hoping & Praying we’d make it back in time

Our Family & Friends were weeping 
By the time we got to his side
We knew then our Daddy had been taking
And our hearts they were breaking
We never got to say Goodbye
We each softly kissed that man
We four sisters laid down beside him
And cried just like babies
For our world was Forever Changed that day
 
 

Copyright © Sabrina Niday Hansel | Year Posted 2014

Details | Lyric |
I've seen more than my share of death 
I’ve cheated death also
I thought I'd seen it all 
But I was wrong 

I learned from one of the best 
To control and hide my emotions 
That's one of the things I'm good at
But not tonight 

The first person I laid eyes on that night
When I went though those doors was Josh 
It broke my heart even more 
I knew right then it wasn't a dream 
Oh how I wish it was 

I latched hold of him
Not wanting to let him go 
Afraid I'd lose him too 
Even though we're not blood 
Your still my little brother 

How do I say goodbye
I can't I won't 
So I'm saying see you later for now
I will see you again one day

Even if I don't make it into the gates of Heaven 
I will see you when I stand in judgment 
You'll always hold a special place in my heart 
Love you always




Dedicated to the sudden loss of a close Family friend 
Jeremy Maggard  11/19/82 ~ 11/06/09

Copyright © Sabrina Niday Hansel | Year Posted 2013

Details | Lyric |
The sun is merely a chaperone to the darkness

Copyright © Adam Foley | Year Posted 2015

Details | Elegaic Lyric |
GUNS AND ROSES

Another rain of bullets in the dead of winter.
A terrorist runs through like an Olympic sprinter.
Another candlelight vigil glows from the steeple. 
And America loves her guns more than her people. 

-Edlynn Nau 

December 4, 2015

Copyright © Edlynn Nau | Year Posted 2015

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In chain-link of night that beckons trees to crawl stale the wink of stars inked by tears, holding her captive within sweet time’s passage,as his farewell voice chafes a widowed skin; and a body wrought from need of safe refuge denied by rain, pierces curved bones while traces of evening pale follows her gait quite slow as tresses bow, on aisles of candles waning till maiden veil slips on arms, prized keepsake treasured well on anniversary spent alone. 7/12/2015 Contest: Brevity--The Short Of It *less than 100 words

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2015

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They were seventeen,
barely out of high school.
Yet they shared a love that was as 
ancient as the sky

This king and his queen,
to be kept apart by no mans rule, 
made plans to meet and marry nearby

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"I will come to you, my Love"
is what she said to him,
"and you must promise you'll wait until I do"

"Meet me at the gate, my Love
and if you'll take my hand,
heaven will be next for me and you"
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He went to the East,
leaving her to worry.
When his tour was done, he was sent home 
a broken man

She could find no peace
until she got word he was to come 
by chartered plane back from Iran

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"I can hardly wait, my Love,
to look into your eyes first hand.
Until you're home safe, I won't believe it's true""

"Meet me at the gate, my Love,
and just as we have always planned, 
heaven will be next for me and you"
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While she waited there,
She heard the announcement.
There had been a storm, his plane had gone 
into the bay

She fell in despair,
whisp'ring as her light was slowly spent.
These are the last words she would say: 

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"I can't let you go, 
I am coming too.
Meet me at the gate...
Heaven will be next for me and you"

Copyright © Lycia Harding | Year Posted 2015

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You stand in the crowd
Stare at the sky
You look around 
And wonder why
You feel so alone 
Caught up in your pain
you feel like no one 
Can take it away

And the people walk by
Like you don't exist
You hold in the tears 
And try not to cave in...

The words cut you deep 
Leaving Scars
Where no one can see 
Deep in your Heart
You lock yourself up 
Alone in your room 
And cry yourself to sleep 
So you yourself can bloom

And the people walk by
Like you don't exist 
You hold in the tears
And try not to cave in...

And you drag your heart
On a golden chain
Right from the start 
To take away the pain

And the people walk by
Like you don't exist
You hold in the tears
And try not to cave in....

So let those tears fall

Copyright © Keith Horne | Year Posted 2013

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For Craig's contest   Music by Marta Keen
 
       By Your Side

INTRO 

I know you think, I've gone and left you
Leaving tears to fill your eyes
I would never leave you darling
For you and I, there's no goodbyes
There's a fate that does await us
It's a fate, we can't denied
But as long, as I can love you
I'll be forever by your side

The clock was ticking, and we knew it
Time was never on our side
But true love shall last forever
and in its realm we shall abide
I will rest here in the meadow
Before I join you in the sky 
And I promise that forever 
I'll be yours and you'll be mine

I know for now, we share a sorrow
And in our hearts a certain pain
But we must look towards the morrow
To be together once again

The clock was ticking ,and we knew it
Time was never on our side
But true love shall last forever
and in its realm we shall abide
I will rest here in the meadow
Before I join you in the sky 
And I promise that forever 
I'll be yours and you'll be mine

I'll be yours and you'll be mine

Copyright © Jerry T Curtis | Year Posted 2015

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What is this feeling that rejoice and hurts an instance of laughter the next of tears Tears that lingers unshed and weary erupting saddness wringing and scary Why be happy when saddness awaits like a sleeping serpent to rise its hood Its bite stings with searing pain flushing out the blissful feel Why be happy or be sad neither lets you stay sane nor glad © Nadiya (17 Jan '15)

Copyright © poesy relish | Year Posted 2015

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Don’t say it’s all over (cause it’s not)
“Sorry” won’t cover it…so don’t go on your knees and pray for my forgiveness 
Oh baby…don’t listen to the commotion…I’m done taking cover (it’s all for naught)
I’m plummeting in slow motion…into the remorseful pit…I’m plummeting in my nightmare’s abyss

I want to carry you through the night… 
I’m swimming in the ocean of my tears… 
My sodden wings lost its ability of flight…
You've been swimming in your distress for years… 

Shut up! Don’t say it...
Don’t even think of it (don’t even ponder it)
Hey! Don’t say it’s all over…though we’re breaking bit by bit 
‘Cause there’s more treasure to discover 

I want to remind you to fight the good fight…
My misery pools are brewing inside of my head…
I’m backing away from the light & exploring the night… 
You’re giving in to sleep and I’m wide awake on my bed 

Shut up! Don’t say it...
Don’t even think of it (don’t even ponder it)
Hey! Don’t say it’s all over…though we’re breaking bit by bit 
‘Cause there’s more treasure to discover 

Please don’t tell me…oh, don’t tell me…darling!
You’re giving up today… (I beg you to stay, despite your inner pain) 
I’m scared I might erupt – it could be quite startling!
Someday, things will change for the better… (Don’t turn the wrong lane)
I’m waiting for that day to arrive – perhaps it will wash away our dismay…

I promise you a tranquil reality 
I want to stray with you tonight 
I still have hope that He’ll set us free
I was wondering if you could stay the night
Maybe the Lord could grant us 
Pure, incredible delight 

Shut up! Don’t say it...
Don’t even think of it (don’t even ponder it)
Hey! Don’t say it’s all over…though we've plunged into our own pit 
‘Cause there’s more treasure to gather…

Copyright © JW Earnings | Year Posted 2013