I Wish You Were Here

I Wish You Were Here

A Poem by Zayir
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This is about my grandfather who I lost in October 2017

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How can I be the man you expected me to be,
If you aren't here to guide me?
Feels like a never ending nightmare 
Seeing your dead body laying there
It took all of myself strength to not break down right then and there
Broke my heart when I saw my grandmother crying
I wish I could say I've moved on but I'd be lying,
I look in her eyes and all I see is pain
I still want to cry when I say your name,
I feel numb like I've been hit by a cold wave,
I know I won't be the man you want me to be 
But I will be the man my family needs me to be
I lost part of myself that day,
I just wish you were here today...

© 2018 Zayir


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Damn. This is hard stuff.
I lost my dad as a kid. I never cried... but I know it fucked me up. I mean, I still am a kid. I guess I won't know the full extent of things until I grow up a little more. For fear of sounding full of fake sympathies, I won't say the usual 'I'm sorry' etc. but I will say that I know a little about what this can feel like.
Your writing is sincere and simple, bringing out the tragedy even more... a beautiful read.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zayir

2 Years Ago

My condolences. You're right, sorry doesn't do anything. But the older we get we get to fully unders.. read more
Indra's Child

2 Years Ago

That is true, about understanding the depth of loss. I'm not very clearheaded right now when it come.. read more



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Firstly, my deepest condolences on your loss, dear Zayir. Your words tell me that he was a lasting influence on you and imparted great values to you. That in itself immortalises him in many ways. For we live through our generations. I know you appreciate life through all the pain and the grief it gives us at times especially in taking our loved ones away. Great words my friend.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zayir

2 Years Ago

My grandparents have the biggest influence on my decisions. They made the angel side of me. His deat.. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

2 Years Ago

You’re very insightful and perceptive even in such youth. The credit goes to your loved ones. You�.. read more
Touching poem, written from your heart about your loss. I could feel your pain and the sincerity in your lines. A fine tribute to your Grandfather. May he RIP

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zayir

2 Years Ago

Thank you Chris, I appreciate it

Much Love
Damn. This is hard stuff.
I lost my dad as a kid. I never cried... but I know it fucked me up. I mean, I still am a kid. I guess I won't know the full extent of things until I grow up a little more. For fear of sounding full of fake sympathies, I won't say the usual 'I'm sorry' etc. but I will say that I know a little about what this can feel like.
Your writing is sincere and simple, bringing out the tragedy even more... a beautiful read.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zayir

2 Years Ago

My condolences. You're right, sorry doesn't do anything. But the older we get we get to fully unders.. read more
Indra's Child

2 Years Ago

That is true, about understanding the depth of loss. I'm not very clearheaded right now when it come.. read more
It is so hard to lose someone that is so close to our lives. This was a beautiful poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zayir

2 Years Ago

It is hard but I believe that losing someone so close makes you so appreciate life an makes your mor.. read more
Very touching poem about your Grandfather!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zayir

2 Years Ago

Thank you! Much love

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Zayir
Zayir

Fresno, CA



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