Please let me breathe without the pain

Please let me breathe without the pain

A Poem by Jack...
"

Sadness felt at the missing of someone very dear to the heart

"

Please let me breathe without the pain

 

The clouds this day so low they fall

Upon my shoulders heavily

Though rain it need not start to flow

As tears drops rain inside of me

 

The pain of never knowing why

With answers hiding in the mist

As sadness bears its lonely frown

In moments on a day like this

 

Of crowded places all alone

I stand but of a weakened way

With words which I have always known

And can not find the strength to say

 

This sorrow clings my every thought

Now as a shrouded woolen wrap

Though warmth it does not lend aloft

Much more of this, its endless trap

 

The sun they say again will rise

Though at this time I can not see

My happiness has gone away

The sunlight but a memory

 

Oh take this pain and cast it far

So I’ll not feel it once again

And place it on the farthest star

So far away I beg thee send

 

As something of my life is gone

To never fill my lonely heart

I’ve never felt so all alone

My world has slowly come apart

 

So much the world does bring my way

Oh how I am supposed to feel

When sadness seems the only way

And oh its grasp is very real

 

Yet I must look about this place

To honor those which I have lost

And force a smile upon my face

Regardless of this heavy cost

 

For I am merely but one soul

As time does pass I only cry

Of things I now can not control

And minutes that are passing by

 

Yet this is life despite my fear

The pain seems long and evermore

If only I could disappear

Till happiness arrives once more

 

When pain becomes a memory

So I can think of better days

As once again the sun I see

To feel the warmth within its rays

 

For now this loss shall quell my dreams

To offer nothing more or less

As still I plead on bended knee

For this, my only true request

 

Please let me breathe without the pain

As time does pass so ever free

And tell me I shall see again

My friend to stand in front of me

 

 

© 2013 Jack...


Author's Note

Jack...
Thank you for reading

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This one is sad....(tears) you have always been able to captivate your readers and move them because you bring out every emotion so well and here you have made me sad...let me continue digging in, perhaps I will see one that will dry this tears..that you have caused with this very sad lonely poem

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Sorry to make you cry my friend, because you always make me smile.
"The pain of never knowing why

With answers hiding in the mist

As sadness bears its lonely frown

In moments on a day like this"


Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thanks for stopping by Sami.
Sami Khalil

10 Years Ago

My oleasure...Any time...:)....................
I've been missing someone these days as well my friend. I can feel the emotion of these words in my bones...an epic piece, technically and especially thematically.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thanks so much Steve. I feel like a piece of me is gone.
kublakhan27

10 Years Ago

I hear you there my friend.
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Dye
All too often are we overtaken by the loss of a loved one. Very heartfelt Jack.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thank you Dye. It is a very heavy weight.
Loss is one of the things we have to learn to deal with as we age, and eventually it becomes the background music of our lives. Your poem expresses your pain and your striving to overcome that pain very well, Jack. I hope you are smiling again today and that your loved one's memory is providing you with joy as well as heartache.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thank you Joyce for your kind words.
"As something of my life is gone
To never fill my lonely heart
I’ve never felt so all alone
My world has slowly come apart"- I feel this, too.

I see something of hope in the last stanza, but hope can be painful, too. I see scattered shreds of peace cropping up here and there. Stellar write.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Diana
I swear you read my mind yesterday. It was my mother's birthday - possibly the hardest day ever...
We never do stop missing those we love.

Your poem touched my heart.

:) Julie

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Happy this one touched you Julie. Thank you so much.
I know this breathing of pain and I pray you will dispel this pall that is crushing you jack. It's such a sad and lonely poem. I feel the heaviness that you carry in this.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thank you so very much my friend. I appreciate you.
When emotional pain enters your realm, it is all encompassing. It is difficult to see past it and actually difficult to believe there IS something past it. However, as one who has been through the wars, I will tell you....for every period in your life that is so bleak, there will be two more so bright you will need your sunglasses. Sure, that sounds like a cliche, but it is true. There ARE good things in your life. They are shrouded in pain right now, but that will change. One thing I must say, "Yet I must look about this place To honor those which I have lost And force a smile upon my face Regardless of this heavy cost" NO, NO, NO! Jack, those who are your friends are your friends when you are happy and when you are sad...and a false smile will never hide the real person you are. Let it out....we will understand and give you a shoulder. This is written from the heart....and wonderful poetry. Lydi**

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Lydi, Though I haven't had many reasons to smile lately (forced or not) I wear a genuine one on my f.. read more
Lydia Shutter

10 Years Ago

Keep smiling, Jack. Remember I am your friend.
Really great rhythm and rhyme here. It flows very well both silently read and aloud. The pain is palpable and because of the gentle and generous sensitivity embedded throughout, contagious. Really well done.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thank you so very much my friend. This is an older piece of mine.

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Jack...

San Antonio, TX



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Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..

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