As Long As I Breathe

Take my heart, my life, both body and soul

My reason for living, my life as a whole

I ask no return, for the love that I lack

As life passes on, the memories come back

As long as I breathe, you'll always be there

In rooms where you've passed, your scent in the air

The sound of your voice, still echoing loud

Will haunt me forever, becoming my shroud

In my mind and my heart, In truth I can see

Though in flesh far apart, I will never be free

With the closing of eyes, now all I can see

Is the heartache, the pain

And my love for thee.

Poetry by penfold18
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Written on 2008-08-30 at 08:40

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Dee Daffodil
Clearly I can see why you won a gold star ! Beautiful !!!

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I know well the emotion you describe here. The dead never leave us, they are always in our heart. I do believe too, that we will meet our loved ones again, somewhere, sometime.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Graham your heart beats in each word written, each thought expressed, and through all that is left unsaid. This is a most tender and loving poem for the love of your life. x kathy

this poem is very touching
i loved it