Accidental Poet


This is Not Good-bye


As you close your eyes

And your last breath is gone

In the many lives you’ve touched

Your love light lives on


Yes, there will be a void

Where you used to be

But I know it’s you

In the sunrise I now see


Your spirit ever brighter

Your touch all the more you

You’re in the depths of my heart

Even the sunset shines of you too


In time I will adjust

To knowing life this way

I know God has called you home

As I cherish all your yesterdays


I’ll always remember

The love light in your eye

We’ll see each other again

This is not good-bye


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2013






  • Bragee

    Having recently lost a loved one this poem is very touching.
    Rest in paradise to the fallen poet and to all the lost lives with loved ones who read this wonderful piece.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Accidental Poet

      My condolences on the passing of your loved one Bragee. I hope my poem brings peace and comfort for you in your grieving. Thank you for your visit and comment.

    • Neville

      what a fitting tribute these words are to all those friends lost & in particular now, when MPS both remember & mourn our friend Kevin Browne, may he RIP


      • Accidental Poet

        Thank you Neville for your comment and visit. Kevin is our friend here in MPS and in the afterlife.

      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        Memories of lost loved ones keep us awake at nights, and hit us unexpectedly at any time during the day when suddenly you find yourself back in thier very presence, beautiful words that brought a tear to my eyes, Bill

        • Accidental Poet

          Remember your loved ones for the life they lived and all that they meant to you. Thanks for the read and comment.

        • Goldfinch60

          Wonderful tribute AP, he was a very good poet and is missed on this site.


          • Accidental Poet

            Kevin now writes in a higher plain of existence. Wouldn't you love to read his noters there? ; )

          • orchidee

            A sensitive tribute AP.

            • Accidental Poet

              For a well deserving poet Orchi. Thanks for the read and comment.

            • dusk arising

              Whatever your faith or belief i'm sure you'd agree that a person with such beauty inside is deserving of advancing to a better place. My belief hopes this for Kevin. Your words are a fine tribute to a man who showed us his heart.

              I repeat here te comment i left yesterday to the post 'remembering a poet' by Laura.

              Kevin was an extraordinary poet beyond doubt. He painted pictures with lines from his life and created emotional scenery.
              Not always the easiest of poets to read, a man most definitely in touch with his life's emotional gains and losses who opened himself up before our eyes often painfully so. I think his work was mostly appreciated in its richness by those who had felt life's blows and resurrections. I have never seen any work comparable to his.

              His writing is without doubt missed here on mps.

              • Accidental Poet

                I do agree Kevin is deserving of a place in Heaven. He writes for a new audience now. Thanks for your reading and comment da.

              • FineB

                Hi Accidental Poet

                Thank you for that lovely tribute to Kevin.

                It was a pleasure to connect with him via our poetry.

                I'm sad and in shock at his untimely death.

                Keep writing and safe during these challenging times.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Yes, I was in shock also at learning of his passing. Thanks for the read and comment.

                • jarcher54

                  Knowing how sick he was makes his last poems posted in MPS especially poignant. This final stanza of his January 14 "Diary Entry Number ..." is haunting:

                  This is my tear and this is what it cries
                  Around the block, around another bend
                  Another loss, another pain that never dies
                  A broken man, a broken heart he'd lend.

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Indeed, Kevin was a rare individual. And we're all the better just for being here with him. Kevin was an inspiration to all who knew him. Thanks for the read and comment jarcher54.

                  • LaurašŸŒ»

                    A P,

                    A beautiful tribute for our beloved MPS poet. May he Rest In Peace!

                    Thank you for sharing.


                    • Accidental Poet

                      Thank you Laura for your entry of Kevin's passing. Otherwise I would not have known. I believe Kevin is now at peace and without pain.

                      • LaurašŸŒ»

                        Yes, I believe that also.
                        No more pain...only peace.

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