Emily Casbourn


Forgotten - Poem by Emily Casbourn

When I leave I will be forgotten
Lifes last memory of you
Time remains moving forward
Yet I am stuck
I am still

Forgotten isn't fair
It is a lie within a shell
She left without a word
I have forgotten my own worth

He tells me I am wonderful
That I wont be forgotten
I visit and see they haven't even thought of me

I wonder if life has always been so cruel
Do they notice me
Have they wondered where I am
How I've been?

I wouldn't know it
I am forgotten
My family forgot me
I lie in this hole
I hate it down here

I miss there touch
I miss my hair
I miss seeing them smiling

I am not there
I am forgotten
Hidden in the ground
I lay still
I don't breath

I am forgotten
Lost within the wind
Lost without a sound
Forgotten by my son
My grand-children
My daughter in-law

Long forgotten
Lost in a sea of nothingness
They don't remember me
Not at all


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The story behind this would be that my grandmother passed away 7 years ago and just before she did she thought she was going to be placed in a nursing home. She believed that her family would forget her if she went there. I believe that even though she can't be seen that her life force is still in the air. I haven't forgotten her but those words got me thinking. So this is the reason for my writing of this poem.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012



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