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Songs for the dead

Take a deep breath-
breathe out

Sometimes I forget, and I miss the way
your parting lips would remind me.
you were always leaving.
Always packing your bags and opening doors
towards places I've never even dreamed of seeing
until you return with a camera full of pictures of
things I'll never forget, things I'll never know, things
I probably dreamed into being;
and the palms of your hands to
press against mine the sharpest memories I've ever felt,
ever heard, but they don't hurt
(that's how I know they're not mine)

Some days I smile because it's all I have left.

Some days I feel like,
if I reached just a little farther,
I could brush your hand with the very tips of my fingers.
I can feel your footsteps whispering hymns behind me,
but most days I'm the one chasing.

At four am, I close my eyes
(most nights).
It's become a ritual
sitting, chanting (almost like a mantra) all the things I miss.
All the things I loved.
The way you'd weave my hair through your fingers
like a golden basket. The only thing it could hold was sunlight.
It would shine.

I don't shine anymore.
I can't catch the sunlight anymore, I live beneath a dark-starred sky.
Nothing seems as bright without you here to light my life.

by BreeBree
posted on 06/23/2012

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Comments: 8

Comment by ToWritePoetryOnHerArms: Apr 4, 2013 7:22 am
Perfect. I can see the longing.
Comment by StillFiguringOutMyLife: Oct 31, 2012 8:25 am
Amazing write <3 I love the emotion in this poem. Keep writiing. <3
Comment by ITSaCRISIS: Oct 21, 2012 4:01 am
i love it. i love it. i love it.
Comment by LillianKensington: Aug 14, 2012 9:22 am
This is beautiful. Vote.
Comment by LucidMuse: Aug 4, 2012 2:30 am
I'm literally speechless. I absolutely loved it and the emotion coursing through this felt as if I could touch it. Enjoyed, votes up.

"Good ****."
Comment by PoeticPrincess: Jun 30, 2012 8:29 pm
This is so beautiful and heartfelt! It was truly a wonderful piece. Amazing write. <3
Comment by thestutteringbandit: Jun 30, 2012 6:36 pm
This was absolutely crushing, that being said. I absoultely enjoyed this piece. Excellent.

I say 4 o'clock mornings are the worst. Although, I find i'm a bit more coherent 4 am.

Vote.
Comment by CnutTheGreat: Jun 27, 2012 6:34 pm
"Always packing your bags and opening doors
towards places I've never even dreamed of seeing
until you return with a camera full of pictures of
things I'll never forget, things I'll never know, things
I probably dreamed into being;
and the palms of your hands to
press against mine the sharpest memories I've ever felt,
ever heard, but they don't hurt
(that's how I know they're not mine)"

Good ****. ****in' lovely.

"but some days I'm the one chasing."
(most days? Perhaps, just a thought)

I shall simply say (I loathe saying it too), I can relate.
R.I.P.

(v)

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