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Poem: Lost Without You

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Poem Summary

"Lost Without You" is a poem that expresses how difficult it is to face life's struggles without your loved one by your side.

When an illness strikes you want that familiar comfort.

Ron was there for me each time I was in a hospital.

This time is different, since he is gone. I feel alone, even though other family members come by to check on me.

"You Should Be Here" ~ Cole Swindell

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Lost Without You

Siren’s blare,
a monster with flashing lights
transports me down a black highway,
as I lie helpless on a tiny cot
peering out a small window.

Remembering the last time,
I watched your truck
frantically drive close behind,
not losing sight of me.

How we tried to sleep
between those constant two-hour bed checks
and the noise across the hall.

Your face
white as a sheet
like you were the one awaiting surgery.

Your hand clasping mine,
speaking tender words,
sleeping in an uncomfortable chair
just to stay beside me.

That’s the way it’s supposed to be
with you standing here next to me,
wrapping your arms around my shoulders,
speaking reassuring words,
changing my fear into a smile.

But now what?
Since your footsteps no longer walk the earth,
I’m lost without your loving embrace.
How do I go on without you here
to tell me I am safe?

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"I Need You ~ LeAnn Rimes"

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