"Had" is past tense

I miss
those times when we were alone.
When we were the only ones left
on the streets at night,
walking arm in arm.
The sidewalks guided our footsteps
ever so slowly while we evaded
the headlights of oncoming cars,
like they were coming for us.
I miss
how the sun used to kiss
the cheeks of your face right before
the horizon line sank into the moon.
Your eyes stole my innocence
with a lake-like shimmer
and they took it to your grave.
I miss
talking for hours,
about absolutely nothing
and laughing,
laughing until it
twisted my stomach into knots.
Honestly I would not trade any of it away.
My Dearest Love,
you are gone.
And my heart keeps asking when
you are coming back, but I know you’re not.
You have left behind a trail of memories,
and I can follow it from the back of my mind
all the way through
the dim lit cobblestone paths of my soul.
They are your essence;
still tugging the corners of my mouth upward.
True, it is a melancholy smile
but it is here non-the-less.
And though you’re now only a
fading cement marker;
lost in the summer’s long grass,
I still bring you flowers,
I still smile at you,
and talk to you like you’re
still holding my hand.

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Comments

  • CreativeKitty
    CreativeKittyalmost 4 years ago

    wow this is truly amazing, beautiful and sad. Great writing

  • thank you so much. it helps ease the pain when i have support

    – Nathan Emery

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayalmost 4 years ago

    Nathan this is some of the best writing I have seen here on RB. and you are how old? You my friend are brilliant and this is a master piece.
    Mark my words

  • Thank yo so much Mark. It is amazing to read that, and im seventeen years young. You have no idea how much that means to me

    – Nathan Emery

  • Jet ...
    Jet ...almost 4 years ago

    I… am soooooooo totally lost in your writing! and this makes me cry a little but feel absolutely numb at the same time (which is a good thing, i think)
    I have to agree with Mark, you are one of the best writer’s i have seen on RB! and, yes.. how old are you?! there is a wisdom and love and just.. you’re brilliant man. Keep writing! please.. ? :)

  • thank you very much. Like I dont know how to explain my emotions but they always get the best of me. you and mark really are driving me forward with your words and i just want to give you both hugs. thank you truly, and i am 17…and yes i will write until i die!

    – Nathan Emery

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 4 years ago

    This is some good moving stuff bro..love the way you paint the word with the light of the world dragging the reader into your circle and letting them see all the joy, want and hurt.

  • thank you very much brother. losing someone can be so hard, but it is nice to look back and still smile.

    – Nathan Emery

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderalmost 4 years ago

    great writing young feller…awesome…

  • thank you so much my friend

    – Nathan Emery

  • jshade
    jshadealmost 4 years ago

    This is brilliant my friend. As I feel the emotion in every line I can’t help but remember past loves as well, or perhaps yours as if she were mine. This is truly a heart felt peice.

  • thank you very much for this heart felt comment.

    – Nathan Emery

  • ivyharbour
    ivyharbouralmost 4 years ago

    I’ve never had to deal with the pain of losing a loved one, but I imagine it’s extremely difficult… however, this really does put her in a beautiful light =]

  • you have been as close as anyone dear :) and i do miss her but its alright, shes still with me. thank you so much ivy

    – Nathan Emery

  • writer-salvin
    writer-salvinalmost 4 years ago

    This literally brought tears to my eyes. Well done. Beautiful work you have done your love proud.

  • thank you so much, pain is difficult to cope with sometimes, but we just need to remember the good memories.

    – Nathan Emery

  • Tom Krantz
    Tom Krantzalmost 4 years ago

    heavy stuff man, really great writing.

  • thank you very much tom, it does mean a lot to me

    – Nathan Emery

  • Slick Chic
    Slick Chicalmost 4 years ago

    this brings tears to my eyes.. very moving great write.. simply beautiful and touching..

  • thanks very much. so cool of you to say that

    – Nathan Emery

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