Heather Burns


Leaving Abruptly


Why did you leave so
abruptly?
without even a good bye

leaving behind a heart
never to heal

oft times you return in
the night

dreams become blurred
a string of emotions

days are long without you
yesterday taken over by
years

Yet your image remains
How can I ever forget?

Submitted: Friday, August 16, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: leaving


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  • Rookie - 807 Points Thomas A Robinson (8/17/2013 5:38:00 AM)

    Open up a can of love memories . But check the expiration date first. Some may be long out of date
    and best if thrown away. If you heat and simmer and pour out into a bowl. It may be just to hot to
    swallow or taste the flavors and best to wait until again it turns back cold.But life is just a chance
    we cross the road every day. If you lost a past tense love just look to the future tense. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 221 Points David Wood (8/17/2013 5:10:00 AM)

    A truly beautiful poem Heather. Seperatrion in all its forms is sad, but time does heal a wounded heart. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,319 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/17/2013 2:43:00 AM)

    Wow. Beautiful poem...Yes, Separation is too painful especially when it was true love, which is beautifully shown in this poem...Loved reading it.. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,543 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/16/2013 3:55:00 PM)

    When a lover leaves, the separation may be looked at as brief and routine. May even forget to say good bye. When the separation is longer concern and anxiety keep mounting. True love is never forgotten. Beautifully developed in the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 34 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (8/16/2013 2:45:00 PM)

    as usuall, your words so alive
    i love the imagery, especially the last stanza

    How can I ever forget
    the love of my life?
    those simple words mean alot, love always eternity in our heart and life
    awesome... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Arthurt1 Johnson (8/16/2013 2:37:00 PM)

    my neighbor's mom makes $76/hr on the internet. She has been without a job for five months but last month her pay was $18405 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more here www.work25.Com (Report) Reply

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