Letters in My Drawer

Letters in My Drawer

A Poem by A. V. Madison

I have avoided that bookshelf for almost a year

just wandering and wishing that you were right here

but instead, you are not, you're happy as can be

but sometimes I wonder, if you still remember me


but while I was cleaning, the bookshelf fell down

I cleaned up the mess, but what I saw made me frown

it layed on the floor, unopened and blue

I knew what it was- a letter from you


I left it there, for days and for nights

I avoided that hallway, with all of my might

but one day I figured that it would be better

if I cried myself out, and read that letter


your words were forgiving, and happy and free

and for a moment, I thought I saw you next to me

I remembered your smile, and the jokes that you said

but sadness fell upon me, when I remembered you were dead.

© 2012 A. V. Madison

Author's Note

A. V. Madison
R.I.P Zoey Quintin.
Someday, they will put an end to leukemia. I promise, Zo-Zo. :.(

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Aw... this is so emotional... and so sincere... I allllmost cried... very close... This is very well done.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Thanks for sharing a painful story based on a letter left on the bookshelf.
The piece is well written.
I adore your nice efforts.
I pray for the eternal peace of Zoey Quintin.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is emotion filled and I can partially relate to this. I say this because the person I knew who dies from leukemia and meant so much to me changed my life instead of writing to me. They are the reason I write. Thank you for the words. Nicely penned.
Best regards,

Posted 11 Years Ago

You may want to consider this a spoken word piece, it would have a nice impact on stage.

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I enjoyed reading this a lot. It was so filled with emotion and even though I haven't lost someone close to me like that, I was still able to feel like I had. The rhymes were artfully put together. I could picture having a hallway all messy and leaving it that way only because you weren't ready to let the tears come. Anyways, another job well done! =)

Posted 11 Years Ago

Tears filled my eyes.

( Yeah. I'm emotional. ^_^ )

But now, Zoey has been put out of her misery and into heaven.

R.I.P Zoey Quintin

Posted 11 Years Ago

I don't dare look at old letters...old photos...too much sadness...

Posted 11 Years Ago

A. V. Madison

11 Years Ago

Yeah, I know how you feel :/
So sad with great rhymes. I've a box of letters and photos from my X wife from back when we were madly in love. I can't bring myself to get rid of it nor can I bring myself to look at it. So I can relate to the lines about not going in the hallway. Great write

Posted 11 Years Ago

A. V. Madison

11 Years Ago

Thanks so much, Baby Ricochet. I'm glad you could relate.

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Added on August 18, 2012
Last Updated on August 18, 2012


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