A Poem by nfyd

A simple reminder our loved ones never truly leave us




I stand at the end waiting for you to come

In this moment everything becomes numb

It has been far too long since our eyes met

Please tell me you will never begin to forget


The time I held your hand when you were hurt

The time I showed you grandma’s famous dessert

The time I taught you how to ride a bike

The time I got us lost on that long hike


The time we sang in church together

The time we found my greatest treasure

The time we spent watching storms on that old porch

The time the sparklers became a giant torch


The time I surprised you with a special gift

The time I pulled you in when you began to drift

The time we spent around the Christmas tree

The time we were met with a strong reality


The time I had my first heart attack

The time I seemed completely out of whack

The time I had my mini stroke

The time we knew it was no joke


The last day we had together

The last time since forever

The last time we passed each other by

The ‘I love you’ hours before I would die


I know each day was tougher than the last

Sometimes life seems like it goes too fast

But here in this moment just remember this

You have a life to live beyond your abyss


For in our memories we are able to grow

One day everything will make sense; you know?

So I am no longer waiting for you here

We both have moved on, it’s been 5 years


I have never been prouder of you then in this moment now

With everything that has happened you did it, somehow

Let me fade into the past so I can sing my song

But remember our memories to keep you strong


So live faster than the day before

And love everyone a little bit more

Never stay sad and be slow to get mad

I’m always here for you, love your dad





© 2016 nfyd

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congratulations on winning the tragic poem contest!. ...it was very moving, I felt every word.

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad the poem provided the overall feeling I was hoping for!
Wow, such a powerful deep read, enjoyed

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Thank you for reading it!
That's pretty deep. Nice poem

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Thank you!
After reading this had to re-read the title twice for it to sink in. I know at first affter finishing it was heartfelt but after reading title again made it so much more heart felt. Got me thinking in all. This was a beautiful poem. Very touching.

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Thank you, I appreciate the comment!

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4 Reviews
Added on August 30, 2016
Last Updated on October 20, 2016
Tags: waiting, love, pain, trouble, heartache, memories, peace, comfort



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