Andrew Charles Forrest

Of those we lose

Of those we lose


I almost do not want the pain to end

For if it ends you will have left for good

It keeps you close and keeps you here

Just an ember of you burning in my heart

I think of you often at the strangest times

And yes, I see you in the crowded street

You helped make me someone I can’t undo

I hope I pass on  my making like you...


  • orchidee

    Good write Andrew. But you want the pain of my singing to end, yes? You won't miss it!

  • dusk arising

    I think we pass on by example that which was passed to us by example. Some of us were given a bad example which they did not wish to pass on and took steps to ensure loved ones did not see.
    Its heartwarming to read your words.

  • Goldfinch60

    That pain within us may end but we know that they will not have left as they will always be with us.

  • Fay Slimm

    A heart-touching read Andrew with the pain of loss so tellingly written - - - one to keep for me is this gentle lament. Thank you for posting it.

  • FineB

    Hi Charles,

    Thanks for your insightful and good write.

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of my Mother's death.

    I have moved on but I know she watches over me I feel at times her loss on days Mother's Day.

    Keep writing FineB

  • Neville

    your opening two lines are incredible as is the entire poem, but it is those opening two lines that got to me sir...

    thank you for posting my fine literary Friend... cheers Andrew... Neville

  • Poetic Dan

    .... Thank you

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