January 10, 2009
By Emma Jones, Barnsley, ZZ

The days are so long without you,
You left a space that cannot be filled.
Your humour and your warmth,
Your love and the joy you brought.
Could I have said goodbye as the curtain closed?
Could I have really waved you off?
As you drifted away.

I’ll miss you until my heart aches,
Until the tears run down from my face.
When it rains, when it snows, when the sun shines bright,
I will miss you.
Perhaps the thing that makes it all better,
That makes it hurt much less,
Is that when the inevitable happens,
I know I’ll see you again.

The author's comments:
This was a poem written for my dear Grandad, who died in October 2007. He was a truly lovely man, and the greatest Grandad that ever lived. I loved him so much and I still do.

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James911 said...
on Jan. 24 2009 at 1:02 pm
i really loved this poem and the sentiment of it well done!

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