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PRAYER TO THE GRAVE

PRAYER TO THE GRAVE
STEPHEN DUNNE

ON THE SURFACE OF THE HEART,
THIS INSANITY DRONES,
AND HOW CAN I FEEL,
WHEN I ALL I FEEL IS ALONE.

THIS KISS OF DEATH,
IS THE HARDEST ONE TO RECIEVE,
AND IN ALL MY PRAYERS
FOR YOUR SOUL I NOW GRIEVE.

SEEING YOU LIE THERE NOW,
I JUST CAN’T UNDERSTAND,
AS I REACH OUT TO TOUCH YOU,
ALL I FEEL IS YOUR COLD HAND

AND I CAN HIDE THE TRUTH
BEHIND THE COMFORT OF MY EYES,
AND I’LL KEEP ON SMILING
THROUGH THIS FAMILIAR DISGUISE.

SHE USED TO SAVE ME,
WHEN I NEEDED SAVING THE MOST,
NOW I’M LEFT WITH MEMORIES
AND BEING SAVED BY A GHOST.

AND WHEN NIGHTTIME COMES WITH ITS FEARS,
I CAN HIDE HERE IN its TEARS,
IN IT’S SHADOW OF REALITY,
I BECOME PART OF ITS INSANITY

AND WHEN I WALK,
EVERY SIDEWALK AND EVERY STREET,
YOUR MEMORY STILL BURNS,
BURNS UP AROUND MY FEET

AND DO YOU KNOW YOU MADE ME CRY,
AND DO YOU KNOW YOU MADE ME WEEP,
I WILL BE WIDE AWAKE TONIGHT,
TONIGHT WHEN I SLEEP.

I CANT UNCHAIN THE FEELINGS,
OF THE HAPPINESS YOU’VE DONE,
I’M LOST IN TWO WORLDS,
FALLING APART IN ONE




AND I’VE NEVER SEEN ANGELS,
AND I DONT BELIVE IN GHOSTS,
THE ONLY THING KEEPING ME HANGING ON,
IS YOUR SWEET MEMORY OF NOTES.

SO WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES,
PLEASE HOLD ME TIGHT,
SEE THIS SOUL SAFFELY,
SAFELY THROUGH THE NIGHT

NOW I LIE HERE MOTIONLESS,
CONFUSED AND LOST,
YOU WERE WORTH MORE TO ME,
MORE THAN ANY COST

I WANT TO TAKE YOU HOME,
BUT I’M NOT SURE WHERE IT IS,
A FRAGMENT OF REMEMBERENCE,
ALTHOUGH IT WAS JUST A KISS,

I’LL CARRY THESE THINGS LONG,
MY MEMORIES OF YOU,
BUT HOW CAN I LIVE,
KNOWING THAT YOU DONT LIVE TOO.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Posted: Jul 2010
About this poem:
I wrote this after my girlfriend died some years ago. i went through a bad stage in my life after it for a while.
steve

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agoodguy2have
steve: so sorry for your loss. it is indeed a hard life lesson. you've written about it well.
caroljoyce
Beautiful, haunting, evocative; you have done fine with this.xxxxxangel2
tomboygirl
This brought tears to my eyes,probably because I have been through similar.Sometimes it is nice to feel someone else felt as deeply,and you expressed that so well.
jazzy75
Compelling poem...I enjoyed it...thanks for sharing!
Oceana2U
Suddenly I stopped by this poem...
So sorry for your loss.
I could feel your pain...I have been trough “ the same” ....

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Happychatty1
Beautiful sad poem, you expressed your loss of your prescious loved one so well it was very emotive reading it
I hope time has eased the pain and your memories pleasantly continue to comfort you
Thank you for sharing your heart with us through your poem teddybear
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