I've been punched in the gut
Without being touched
Who would have guessed a man
Could miss someone so Goddamn much

Your picture I still clutch.

A picture stained with tears
Tears that no man should have to cry
Watching them grow over the years
The love in me,  you can't deny

It hurts more with every goodbye

Goodbyes I'm forced to say everytime
My time is up and you have to go,
While I struggle just to save a dime,
What I wouldn't give to relive the long ago

A broken man still fighting to show

Fighting to show himself he's worthy
That his love for them won't let him quit
Even though the pain is other worldly
Throwing him in a random fit

The loss is suffocating, emotional tourniquate

  • Author: Simple-Man87 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 20th, 2017 10:33
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 54
  • User favorite of this poem: Laura🌻.


  • Christina8

    So sad, SM. Your words are so sad and heartfelt. A beautiful but somber poem. If only you didnt have to say goodbye. Wish I had more I could say.--Christina

    • Simple-Man87

      It's ok. I appreciate your kind words and sentiment. Thank you. From my heart.

    • Laura🌻

      This is heart wrenching! From a writer’s point of view, it’s beautifully written! The subject matter is very sad. I don’t know if you’re drawing from personal experience, but this individual is in pain. I hope he keeps fighting. He is worthy!

      • Simple-Man87

        Personal experience, Laura. Unfortunately most of my poems, are personal experience. Thank you for the kind compliment.

      • dtyrrell145

        this is obviously inspired and at the same time it is deeply touching and beautiful x

        • Simple-Man87

          That is a very nice compliment. I love the fact that you said something so positive while I wrote about something so painfully negative. Thank you for showing your kindness.

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