I miss you

Clawing at my throat,

Stinging in my eyes,

Aching in my heart,

Rubbing at my mind,

Whispering in my ear,

Scratching at my bones,

Clenching my stomach,

Sweating in my palms,

Squeaking at my heels,

Weighing down my neck,


I need you.

You aren’t here.


I miss you.



Picture mine.


What you taught me


You taught me invaluable things

You taught me that sometimes life sucks

That sometimes life’s good

What it means to be kind


You taught me the tenderest things

You taught me how happiness feels

How contentment feels

Life was perfect with you


You taught me the gentlest things

You taught me how to see myself

To look away from me

And I fell in love with you


You taught me the hardest things

You taught me you weren’t everything

But you were a lot

And I sure hope you knew


You taught me I need to let go

You taught me how much I loved you

I still need to let go

I still love you, you know


You taught me a beautiful thing

You taught me to live without you

And when I saw you again

My heart turned into soup


You taught me something I can’t describe

You taught me to smile without you

To love without you

But, you know what


Oh, oh, I still love you.




Hand picture by Andrew Mitchell

Eye picture courtesy fc03.deviantart.net

I prayed that I would let you go


I wondered what life would be like

If you were to disappear

Wondered if I would feel the ache

What I would become without you near


And when you really did leave

Thinking of you was agony

I prayed that I would let you go

I loved you, and I know you know


Sometimes I wish I’d never known you

But I know everything you did for me

Yourself aside, and you helped me to see

All I thought, before you, wasn’t true


You came, and showed me how to live

And I followed you like a puppy

And then you left, and with you my heart

Still following you like a puppy


I prayed that I would let you go

Because it hurt to think of you

You gave me my greatest happiness

But after it came my sorrow


I loved you, I still love you

I’ll always love you, and never forget you

You taught me not to take for granted

Phases, like yours, that will pass


I prayed that I would let you go

I missed you, I missed you, I loved you

And again and again, more and more

Even after you’d gone, and yet –


I prayed that I would let you go

Because it hurt to think of you

I never thought my prayer would come true

And now it hurts that I’m letting you go.




Pictures courtesy nuruladleen.blogspot.com and themescompany.com