I didn’t die

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I didn’t die

I didn’t die
the day you left
that was the first
and biggest surprise
I didn’t see
how I could go on
without the warmth of your smile
and the sunshine
from your eyes

I don’t call
you told me not to
and I only send a message
when I find a credible excuse
sometimes
but not often
you reply
from a cool distance
busy at work
you say
or
getting warmer now

I know now I won’t ever
get over this
I’m not even sure
I’ll get through it
but at least
I didn’t die
the day you left

I just stopped living

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7 Responses to I didn’t die

  1. Staarlz says:

    WOW-good.

    Like

  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    It’s sadly true about this stop living thing when living with grief and loss. A very touching poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jenne49 says:

    You have the gift of quietly expressing universal truths in beautiful, and heart-breaking, language.
    Powerful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

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