To the Person Who is no Longer Here...

To the Person Who is no Longer Here...

We miss you.
Well, I miss you.
I can't speak for the rest of the world.
You left too soon,
or just in time.
I haven't figured out how the universe works.
The photos are nice
to look back on,
to remember those little moments.
But it would be much better with you,
with the real thing.
A faded photograph doesn't do you justice.
The stories people tell me,
those don't do you justice.
But that's what I've got.
Seeing as you're no longer here,
that's all I can manage to grasp.

By Carmen Varner


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A quick poem on death & loss & the feelings they leave over time. The holidays can be even tougher, knowing they won't be able to celebrate with you.  As I've grown, death has gotten more difficult to get over. As a child, it doesn't hit you as hard. You don't realize the long-lasting nature. As years go by, you forget their facial features or their unique movements or how they smell. It's okay. Life has a way of working itself out.

Have you ever lost a loved one? How did you feel then & how do you feel now?


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46 comments

  1. I love this poem, its so deep and holds so much meaning. <3

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  2. i felt this poem, I just lost my grandmother this year and have had lots of deaths in teh family in the recent years. it's always really tough.

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    1. I lost my grandmother as well. I suppose we just must move forward

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  3. Such a beautiful poem, thank you for sharing.<3

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  4. Beautiful poem!
    Love
    Pili
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  5. Wow...a profound portrait of loss. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful poem. I've definitely experienced loss during the holidays, and it can be a tough thing to deal with. However, I've found that that sense of loss also motivates me to have more appreciation for loved ones that are still here.

    -Helen

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    1. that's so very true Helen. We just have to appreciate we do have. :]

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  7. Great poem...thanks a lot for sharing!

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  8. I lost my grandfather few months back so the poem hits me hard....it's beautifully written Carmen and just made me cry.

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    1. Eeek! Sorry Sheerin! Didn't wanna make you cry! <3

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  9. beautiful poem, very touching.
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  10. very beautiful hun. :) nice site btw... Keep up the pretty poetry!!!

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    1. Thank you. I will try to do more poetry. :]

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  11. Very touching and deep.

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  12. I love that poem!
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  13. Gorgeous poem and I love the style in which it's written
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

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    1. Thank you. I guess it's just my style. :p

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  14. Love this poem, and perfect timing. Just lost my best friend and brother-in law last month. Thanks for sharing -xx

    Shauna

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    1. I'm very sorry to hear that, Shauna. <3 I apologize, as this isn't the most comforting of poems. But it's just what's in my heart at the moment. :]

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  15. This poem came just in the right time, because not so long ago I lost my grandmother and I really can relate to a lot that was said in this beautiful poem!

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    1. Thank you, Maddie. I am sorry about your grandmother. It's difficult, but death is a part of life & we must accept that, I suppose. :]

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  16. Well-written, Carmen. I really don't like the feeling of losing somebody. Looking forward to reading some of your poems here.

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    Let us stay connected. xo

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  17. It's always so difficult to articulate feelings when you lose somebody but you did so beautifully :)

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  18. wow.. this is meaningful, sad yet heartfelt..

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  19. This post is touching! Love it!
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  20. Hello Carmen, what a beautiful and insightful poem. I haven't lost a loved one but was really close to loose my daughter when she was ten. We were in the hospital for several months and I was told she wasn't going to make it. She was put on an induce coma and I spent an entire night saying goodbye to her. It was the most challenging moment of my entire life and I can't explain with words the feelings I felt. After several days in the coma she came back, got better and as of today (couple years later) she is stable and doing ok. I know her life is a miracle and a day by day event . A few months after that happened she told me that she actually went to heaven but God told her it wasn't her time yet. Since then, my life has changed a lot. I don't fear death anymore. I know we all have a purpose and have no control of how or when our lives are going to end but I do know that we all will be moving to a better place. Thanks so much for sharing. XOXO, Jeannette

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    1. Thank you for this sweet comment, Jeannette. I couldn't imagine what that must've felt like, but I think we agree on life. We just have to live it & love it & everyone around us, not fearing the "inevitable." :]

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  21. Great post
    love the poem

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  22. Sometimes the one you loose has been so close that you will forever feel the emptiness she (or he) has left.
    Yes, life goes on, and I am not talking about mourning forever, but there are things even time can't heal.
    Thank you for sharing your poem.

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    1. So true. We don't have to mourn forever, but you can still feel it. Thanks for sharing it with me. :]

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  23. I love this poem. My mom died last year, so I know the feeling. It will never stop hurting, but it is true what they say...time really helps heal. One day at the time. Have a great day. Mel www.livingoncloude9.com

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    1. One day at a time. Exactly. Wishing you a wonderful day as well, Mel. :]

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  24. Very touching poem. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. It makes me quite. Very nice :) I haven't lost anyone close to me. But the be honest, I at least think about it once a week because I'm so scared for the moment it will happen... I know that's not very healthy but I can't seem to help myself.

    x Aurélie

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