Never Will You Be Gone

Never will you be gone….Gone, but not forgotten … ever-enduring

Never Will You Be Gone
Never Will You Be Gone…in heart and memory

Never Will You Be Gone…in heart and memory

I keep you tucked away within me,
never to escape,
the memories I have, as if yesterday
still resound, warm against my skin,
your face young and beguiling,
my dreams ever-enduring.

I can’t believe you grew old,
grey haired and folded skin,
once so rich and brown,
and your smile so pained, from what you suffered,
now at rest with the world,
gone, yet still in my memory.

Forty years and I cried when you fell from earth,
fell from breath to eternal peace,
and your face I could not recognize,
your cheek replaced with pain,
and I wished I could have comforted you,
when they robbed you of your smile.

I keep you tucked away within me,
never to escape,
all the times we shared, the love we made,
cannot fall from anywhere,
for in here you live, in heart and more,
my loving memories of you, endure.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

8 thoughts on “Never Will You Be Gone

    • September 13, 2016 at 3:48 PM
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      Much appreciated Bill, glad you enjoyed the work. Cheers!

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  • September 13, 2016 at 1:20 PM
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    Sad but lovely poetic sentiments. It is the memories left behind that we always treasure.

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    • September 13, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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      Glad you liked it Rasma, and appreciated your kind response. Take care.

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  • September 13, 2016 at 9:43 PM
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    Such beautiful memories linger with us in a safe place, where they are cherished. This is a loving tribute to loving memories, Tony. Well done – brought tears to my eyes and soft feelings in my heart as I remember …

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    • September 14, 2016 at 2:16 AM
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      Glad it touched you Phyllis, was about my first love, who died of cancer a few years back. Thank you.

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  • September 14, 2016 at 12:09 AM
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    That irreplaceable loss, so hard to let go, and to know there was pain makes it harder. I am so sorry for this loss of yours, but I am reminded of the beauty left in your heart, that can never be removed.

    Best,
    Mel

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  • September 14, 2016 at 2:18 AM
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    Thank you Mel, and yes, those memories will forever remain in my heart. As I just wrote to Phyllis, this girl was my first real love and died of cancer only a few years ago.

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