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Poem: You Are With Me for the Rest of My Days

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.


Each mistake I made
You warned me beforehand
Yet allowed me to learn
On my own.

I wish I could see you
At this moment
As I hear your words
Replaying in my thoughts
Your presence lingering in my heart
Realizing a part of you
Is with me
For the rest of my days.

I thank you
For being a person
With a kind heart
For caring about me
When I did not ask
For realizing I needed a friend
When I kept silent
And alone
Not letting anyone inside.

You were always there
With a smile
A joke
A friendly shoulder
To say,
“You are okay kid
You learned life the hard way
It has made you strong
You are going to make it
You have what it takes
Strength and Courage.”



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 23, 2019:

Thank you Amani.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on March 23, 2019: