maria goodison

Freshman - 746 Points (06,10,1983 / perth scotland)

I Miss You - Poem by maria goodison

I walked past your flat today and almost knocked on the door.
I thought I heard your voice and hoped to turn to see your face.
I almost called you on the phone,
then remembered you would not pick up at all.

I went to the old bridge by the river
and sat down alone in the sun.
A feeling of sorrow washed over me
and knowing that we would never play in the river again
made the sorrow stick.

How I miss you and all we did.
How I long for your jokes
and how you'd pick on me.
You showed me how to juggle.
To stand that little bit longer,
to wait and understand the other view.

To run when I feel weak.
To sit and take in the world for what it is.
To never listen to the lie
and always pause to ask why.

Never to cry when feeling wrong.
Never to run before looking where
and always speak my mind.
To forgive and not forget
and take them out with out a doubt.

I walked past your grave tonight and left a smile by the side.
For all the things I said I wouldn’t be
and all the people I would not turn in to.
To find I’ve become what I hated most
and how you would of laughed at me.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is in memory of Colin, my brother.

Comments about I Miss You by maria goodison

  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (4/11/2016 7:25:00 AM)


    I walked past your grave tonight and left a smile by the side.
    For all the things I said I wouldn’t be
    and all the people I would not turn in to.
    To find I’ve become what I hated most
    and how you would of laughed at me...... in memory of your brother Colin. sweet memories..... penned in a wonderful and memorable way. thank you dear poetess.. tony (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (2/20/2016 11:26:00 PM)


    I walked past your grave tonight and left a smile by the side.
    For all the things I said I wouldn’t be
    and all the people I would not turn in to.
    To find I’ve become what I hated most
    and how you would of laughed at me. to be alone without the loved one.......to suffer that loneliness at the grave... thank you for expressing these feelings very well in this poem. thank you dear poetess. tony (Report) Reply

    Maria Goodison Maria Goodison (2/20/2016 11:56:00 PM)

    Thank you and it is a joy to know you enjoyed reading this poem

  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (9/29/2014 5:23:00 AM)


    Hello Poet Maria
    I enjoyed your poem, very sad and well written. Loyd (Report) Reply

    Maria Goodison Maria Goodison (10/2/2014 3:46:00 PM)

    Thank you

  • Jesus James Llorico Jesus James Llorico (7/24/2013 8:27:00 PM)


    This poem touch my heart, can only be written by someone who
    experience pain of losing a love one. Love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren Valerie Dohren (7/24/2013 11:53:00 AM)


    A fine tribute poem, very well penned. Love the line: I walked past your grave tonight and left a smile by the side. Very poignant. (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry Is It Poetry (7/20/2013 10:15:00 AM)


    Lovely Dear,
    it's as if you have
    taken a short cut
    through the window
    and it's face....iip (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (7/20/2013 8:33:00 AM)


    Maria, such beautiful words that have touched my heart. Colin already knows your beauty and would be proud of these words written for him. Thank you. I have saved these words that hold so much meaning. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013


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