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I remember Nell [A year did it all]

Your daughter came to the door today
With flowers for mum and beer for dad
It’s been a year she says
And I act as if it hadn’t haunted me through the morning

I thank her and she wishes me well
Hopes I get better soon
Thank you so much i say
And I shut the door and slide to the ground

I miss you terribly you know
But it’s not only not having you here
It’s been a year she says
Since that afternoon where you left me

So much happened since then
But would I have told you anyway?
Oh everything is going good I’d say
Wouldn’t mention the world was falling apart

You knew me since I was born
Was I alive then anyway?
It’s been a year she says
I won’t tell her that’s when it all started

I fell in love Nelly!
I cried myself to sleep each night
I wish I was here for it all you’d say
Your last breath was the end of my smile

My innocence was fast disappearing,
I’m sorry I never told you how much I loved you.

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Written to my dear friend Nell
who passed away in her sleep
one year ago tomorrow.

There was alot i never said to her,
For that im sorry.


  • Luckyvegetable
    Luckyvegetableover 6 years ago

    this is so beautiful…

  • thankyou
    its a bit of a confusing poem
    because while i am sad about her death
    she was an old woman who lived a very fulfilling life
    its more what i didnt say to her
    and the fact that its been a year
    since my life was turned completely upside down

    – Ash rebeltherace

  • Rella
    Rellaover 6 years ago

    This is an amazing tribute
    Loss is always hard and when things feel unfinished, harder.
    I hope writing this helped you xx

  • Ash rebeltherace
    Ash rebeltheraceover 6 years ago

    it did help, alot
    i thought i had closure a year ago
    at the funeral
    but the shock of a year gone by
    struck me
    and writing is my outlet

  • bobmarks
    bobmarksover 6 years ago

    The end of the first year is the hardest…….


    Fear is a word that I thought I’d forgotten,
    also death is a word I rarely seem to say.
    Peace is a thought that comes to me often,
    but nothing keeps the tears from falling away.
    See how long does a baby keep crying,
    a mere distraction can bring them around.
    But life it can change while your just not looking,
    it takes a shock to put your feet back on the ground.

  • i hope it is, i dont think it could get any worse.

    that is absolutely beautiful
    my favourite of your poems

    – Ash rebeltherace

  • Ainswype
    Ainswypeover 6 years ago

    i don’t really know what to say but,
    you’re a fantastic writer and i’m sure she’d been very proud of you.

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