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Poem Details | by Francis J Grasso |
Categories: death, grief, life, lost love, motivation, moving on,

Morning Light

The calm that comes with morning light.
Lying here... from an untroubled night.

Alone, awake after restful sleep.
No tears left, no tears to weep.

Dreaming where dreams were never seen.
Free from all that might have been.

By myself with a pristine heart,
to begin again; a brand new start.

No more fear as I arise.
No sadness here to burn my eyes.

Only peace to guide my way.
No more guilt to mar the day.

My spirit rises in the sun,
as life again has just begun.
written 01.20.2017

Poem Details | by rola safi-henson |
Categories: death, emotions, farewell, father daughter, moving on, sympathy,

Letting go

As I lye awake and think of you
my heart always feels so blue.

I try my best to move on, but it's hard to do 
since you've been gone.

Thou my heart feels like it's bleeding, I can't 
stop how I'm feeling.

People say time will heal the pain but, at times
I feel I'm going insane.

I pray to god everyday, he makes my 
pain go away.

I will always love you with all my heart, and know 
that one day the healing will start.

But, until that day comes around I will never forget
when we laid you in the ground.

So, please God help me understand why daddy let go of my hand.

Poem Details | by Jerry T Curtis |
Categories: anxiety, bereavement, death, death of a friend, leaving, loneliness, lonely,

Moving On

I'm not sure if I should be angry
But I think I'm supposed to act sad 
On the day, I heard of your passing
All I know, is for ME, it was bad
Your family can't stop their weeping
Your friends were all glad, it's not them
And shortly we'll all get together
To sing you an old, but short hymn
Soon they will bury your body
But I will not visit your grave
'Cause I know, you are still in existence   
And no longer one of us slaves 
But the reason I think I am angry
Is not that you left me just bones
Is that you went to the next life without me
Leaving me stuck here alone

Poem Details | by JAN ALLISON |
Categories: death, family, moving on,


Antiques in the attic,
amazing oil paintings
are coated with thick dust.
Albums of photographs,
await my teary eyes. 
Auntie has passed away
and I must clear her house. 

Inspired by Pleiades A contest

10th August 2016

Poem Details | by Lunita blanca |
Categories: death, moving on,

Death Is Blind

Death sits waiting in a speical place,
she waits until we run the race.
And when the race is finally over,
she cuts our life like fresh mowed clover.

Be not afraid for death is blind.
She comes to all so please be kind.
Welcome her with open arms,
and you will see her hidden charms.

Our souls will trave and adhere,
to laws that govern that frontier.
We will no longer be confined,
and we will see when we are blind.

Poem Details | by John lawless |
Categories: grief, moving on, strength,

There Is A View

There is a View There is a view, slightly obscured, by tilted head and squinted eyes sad hazy tint of things abhorred tears unshed when a flower dies long shadows cast on future’s past. Grief’s sight will clear, it’s heart endure high in the scented pines faint cries incite the frozen hawk, restore dead gaze, unfurl bold wings, arise feathers estranged by winds of change. ©2/12/2018submitted to – Rhyme Me A Posie – Poetry Contest sponsor – Broken Wings

Poem Details | by ravi kiran |
Categories: emotions, environment, freedom, grief, moving on,


Passing old memory lanes as the tram journeys towards home,
how in the maze of thoughts do I find some happiness?
Windows will share the tears on a rainy day.

Destroying the old worlds as we fly around the globe,
It was always raining in the new lands,
parts of self left behind in pieces in the thoughts of friends

Finding freedom in bonding with the unknown,
filling empty baskets for the occasions of nostalgia,
Realising only in the riddle of dreams where we truly belong,

Poem Details | by Zach Addams |
Categories: dad, death, father, moving on,

Apathy or Pain

Who was your first disconnect?
      Your mom? Your brother?

Your father after he passed away?

I did that you know,
     Pushed everyone away.

At 12 I learned that apathy, 
     feigned or real,
          was better than feeling pain.

Is he or am I to blame?

Poem Details | by shadab shaikh |
Categories: addiction, age, anger, conflict, confusion, dark, death, depression, desire, emotions, for her, grief, heart, heartbroken, hero, hindi, how i feel, howl, jealousy, leaving, life, loneliness, lonely, longing, loss, lost, lost love, love, miss you, missing, missing you, moon, moving on, natural disasters, nostalgia, pain, poems, sad, sad love, sin, sorrow, sorry, spoken word, stress, suicide, trust, truth, words, writing,

Yeh khaalipan

Jab Meri Bechaini Mit Jayegi
Jab Mere Dilko Sukoon Mil Jayega
Yeh Khaalipan Mit Jayega

Do Pal Ki Chandni Ke Liye
Aj Bhi Zinda Hoon Main
Meri Khaamoshi Ke Ageh Aasmaan Bhi Khatam Ho Jayega

Kehne Ke Liye Toh Roz Marta Hoon Main
Thoda Aur Marne Ke Liye
Yeh Deewana Kal Phir Ayega

Poem Details | by Darlene Gifford |
Categories: death, god, grave, moving on,

A Change Of Address

Summer storm flooding

in city cemetery.

Moving day at last!

Author notes: This is a Bible-based Haiku. To understand it please read 1 Thes. 4:16 and 1 Cor. 15:52 

Poem Details | by Madrigal Franch |
Categories: baby, death, feelings, granddaughter, heartbroken, missing you, moving on,

These Little Eyes

I watched her
dropping the phone,
in nano movements

My heart stomped
out, the harshness
of a dial tone

And from endless 
holes, these little eyes
scrunched with sadness

I suppose, I didn't know
what it meant to die
or why the tears
stuck to me

Sickle celled with
every memory,
around the lobes
of my being

Where I could
still hear you laugh,
the breaths of air

Grew arms 

-- and comforted me.

Poem Details | by Leo Collins |
Categories: abuse, anger, bereavement, betrayal, break up, hurt, moving on,

The Heartbreaker vs The Heartbroken

How dare you just show up out of the blue
How dare you use my past against me
How dare you break me down again after all those years I've been rebuilding
How dare you force yourself back into my life

How dare you use my feelings against me
How dare you touch me in that manner knowing i can't stop you
How dare you resurrect dead feelings
How dare you kill me in this way

How dare you smile at me that beautiful smile after what you did to me
How dare you cause me to break so many hearts and take it so easily
How dare you take advantage of me in this way
How dare you say you love me now that i had come so far

How dare I let you do me in this way.

-Leo Collins

Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: angst, death, moving on,

- Haunted Cemetery -

Death under chilly crow's feets
A place for rest, reserved for kings and thieves
Not lost, but resurrected - on the last days treats

You will never come first if you seeks
in the footsteps of others, through forests and over creeks
Have the courage to set your own course ... next week

Sun :) - A-L Andresen :)
Copyright © All Rights Reserved

Poem Details | by Gail Foster |
Categories: absence, death, moving on, night, poetry, silence, spiritual,


curtain flutter
candle sputter


Poem Details | by Cole Banner |
Categories: absence, bereavement, care, change, christian, confusion, dark, death, death of a friend, depression, devotion, dream, emotions, farewell, feelings, friendship, goodbye, grief, heaven, imagination, leaving, life, loneliness, lonely, loss, lost, lost love, miss you, missing, missing you, moving on, pain, people, relationship, sad, sad love, sorrow, sorry, together,

Dialogue of Souls

Best of friends, for countless years,
we had the best of times.
Now as my eyes are filled with tears,
your soul to Heaven climbs.
The path we take, not always clear,
I feel so lost without you here.
Your last words, prophetic now,
“I’ll be home soon”- you knew somehow.
You left me here, I’m so alone,
but I dreamed Heaven had a phone.
We talked all night, you fell asleep,
I held the line to hear you breathe…  


   Copyright © 2013

Poem Details | by shadab shaikh |
Categories: absence, addiction, anger, change, conflict, confusion, courage, death, depression, desire, eulogy, fear, feelings, fire, first love, children, for her, for him, kids, forgiveness, friendship, grief, heartbroken, how i feel, i love you, loneliness, lonely, longing, loss, lost, lost love, love, miss you, missing, missing you, moving on, pain, relationship, sad, sad love, sick, storm, strength, stress, suicide,


How can I tell you?
I can't stay with you.

Neither I can give up on you.
Fear of losing you is losing me.
It feels like slow death every night.

But we are just stuck in our spaces!
Unable to connect from two feet distance.

Poem Details | by A.O. Taner |
Categories: absence, break up, confidence, death, feelings, funny, i am, i love you, inspirational, leaving, loneliness, lost love, love, moving on, psychological, recovery from, relationship, suicide, true love, wife,


Only then you're done,
when you end the ending;
leave the closure to others,
that way it's much more fun. 

Poem Details | by Flora Mae Gudez |
Categories: absence, baby, best friend, boyfriend, emotions, farewell, february, feelings, first love, girlfriend, grief, heartbroken, i love you, kiss, leaving, loneliness, lost love, love, missing, missing you, moving on, poems, sad love,

First and Last Kiss

Atop the road by the sea
Thou confessed thy affection for me
By a kiss as thy language of love
Ebbed from the copious desire thou have

A kiss from thee, my first love,
Something at last I have
My first love; my first kiss
I didn’t expect I’ll miss

‘Twas a kiss of farewell
For my love will depart and travel
Didn’t know when we’ll meet again
But I’m hoping it’ll happen

Though it’s heartbreaking,
I have to accept the pain I’m feeling.
The first and last kiss we had
Is the first and last kiss we’ll have?

Poem Details | by Ann Rich |
Categories: allegory, analogy, betrayal, care, dedication, emotions, faith, feelings, future, grief, growth, hope, inspiration, inspirational, introspection, journey, loneliness, missing you, moving on, nostalgia, parody, poems, poetess, poetry, poets, psychological, relationship, satire, senses, spiritual, stress, symbolism, time, trust, truth, uplifting, visionary, wisdom, world,

Still Standing

Where were you when my world fell apart?
The Sun darkened and the Moon just fled.
All had been done and all had been said.
And ripped to shreds was my beating heart.

Even the Seas began to part.
And the Mountain tops spread.
I lay there completely dead.
Even the Stars I could not chart.

If only you knew,
If only you were there,
If only you had a clue!
If only life had been fair!

I’d turn the clocks back,
Still standing dead in my track!

Poem Details | by Andrew Shannon |
Categories: absence, beautiful, bereavement, farewell, feelings, first love, for her, girl, goodbye, grief, heartbroken, loneliness, lonely, longing, lost love, love, moving on, pain, passion, relationship, sad, sad love, sorrow, woman, youth,

I See You Everywhere

What do I say now? Where do I start?
Without you beside me, I'm falling apart
Thinking of you, know it isn't too smart
But I See You Everywhere, oh my poor heart

Love in her ways
She drifts slowly past me
A spring in her step
Oh she's moving too fastly
Upside down now
She turns my heart and soul
Reflecting in my mind
And in my heart, a hole
Every time she crosses my mind
I'm reminded of the pain
No chance to love her
She'll forget my name

So what do I say now? And where do I start?
Because without you beside me girl, I'm falling apart
Thinking of you, I know it isn't too smart
But I Still See You Everywhere, and oh my poor heart

Poem Details | by Cole Banner |
Categories: absence, bereavement, best friend, cancer, change, courage, dark, death, death of a friend, emotions, farewell, feelings, funeral, goodbye, grief, heart, heaven, journey, loneliness, lonely, loss, lost, lost love, love, marriage, miss you, missing, missing you, moving on, pain, people, prayer, relationship, remember, sad love, sorrow, spiritual, strength, suicide, symbolism, sympathy, tribute,

Forty Lost

Time moves on,
and soon will tell,
when asked for whom
they ring the bell…
 Forty lived
…and forty lost,
you left before twilight.
When it’s half as much,
at twice the cost,
you’ll  bask
in perfect light…
We live in castles
…made of sand,
we come as a stranger,
but leave as a friend…
Remember now,
your last first kiss,
those times will be
profoundly missed…
Your smile indeed
could cast a spell.
You learned to
play a bad hand well…
With all our hopes
and dreams in tow,
we are old too quick,
and wise too slow.
Life’s an elaborate
complex dance...
Would you live again,
if you had the chance?
 Copyright © 2013

Poem Details | by ARPITA ROY |
Categories: death, leaving, life, moving on,

Let me stay here for a while

Let me stay here for a while, for I want to see them all who are crying.
Lament for me when I die.
Not many have I made so close in my years - the ones I did are wishing me a merry life.
I  Yearn for you too; the most blissful life. Till you are here you should enjoy being alive.
Wonderful it will be living up there, wonderful it was breathing in here.
Let me stay here for a while, for I will experience eternity in a while;                                         leaving all the ties that urge me stay here, for a while.
Baggage of memories is departing with me; and a piece of me will forever stay in your mind.

Poem Details | by Suyash Saxena |
Categories: absence, adventure, age, analogy, childhood, courage, creation, cry, dark, death, death of a friend, dedication, desire, dream, eulogy, identity, imagination, innocence, inspirational, leaving, life, loneliness, lonely, longing, loss, lost, memory, missing you, mountains, moving on, muse, mystery, nostalgia, sad, society, song, spring, winter, wisdom, words, write, youth,

Last Sonnet

Hither I stand, at crossroads,
And then I gaze, at the yonder end-
The vague horizon from where I began;
And all that I may ever deem
Is that- my days
Have been a waken dream.

Hither I stand, at the edge of my dream;
Then I wonder, at the depth of my trance-
An adventurous journey through the wondrous woods;
An idyllic stroll through the vicissitudinous meadow;
And from the final station as I depart,
All that I can ever say, is that
Perpetuation has been a rouge
Of fleeting phases of my life.

Suyash Saxena 
St. Stephen’s College.

Poem Details | by Nisa Zainodin |
Categories: blessing, death, i miss you, life, love, love hurts, moving on,

An Alien to Me

Were you there?
Silently leaning behind the wall.
I am here.. hoping for you to come near.

Were you there?
Hardly listening to the unspoken truth.
I am here..telling you with sincere.

Were you there?
Lazily typing the reply.
I am here..waiting for a false answer.

When I wake up dear,
I may become the evil creature.
Neglecting you and forgetting you.

Raising my love,
towards The Creator of me and you.

Who’re you anyway !

Nisa Zainodin

Poem Details | by Chad Knight |
Categories: death of a friend, hurt, i miss you, moving on, sorrow, suicide,

Minus Season

There are no seasons for you anymore,
since you chose to leave us for death's favor.
No day to await or night to savor.
And so now left to me,
still lips curl a child's bittersweet smile,
April's breath hangs on the orchid's gloom,
but I've no mind to bear such ironic blooms.
And so now left of me,
only shade to labor, hiensight to see.
There are no seasons for me either.
No days to await or nights to savor.
Just a haunted heart that limps to linger.