Lyndsay Ayliffe

I Miss It - Poem by Lyndsay Ayliffe

I miss the memories that we made together
Boat rides on the lovely lake, with nothing but blue water surrounding us
Fireworks bursting with colour in the sky
Those simple night walks, walking hand in hand

I sit here as I hear sounds from the TV
They mean so little, when I think of everything
I miss it, the blue skies, the sun, the happiness
I miss the feeling, not so much the troubles that came along with it
Hurt, pain, confusion, betrayal

I never knew someone could affect my life so negatively
But they say that the good comes along with the bad
And that’s fine with me, give me tragedy
As long as triumph comes along with it

I used to think of what we could have been
The great things we could have accomplished
More wonderful memories we could have made
But now those are merely pointless thoughts taking over my head

I dread the thought of you and me only being a ghost
How time is tossing and turning it’s becoming its own frightening spirit
My heart feels as if it’s been cast overseas
As if it no longer belongs to myself

I can’t tame it, no longer I will try to forget
But to remember the sweet nothing we were
Those memories that I miss
I will never let go of

Now you are no longer here
And you are just a painful memory
I still miss it, the feeling, the memories, everything

Topic(s) of this poem: heartbreak, imagery, sad, sad love, water

Form: Free Verse

Comments about I Miss It by Lyndsay Ayliffe

  • Daniel Brick (12/23/2015 7:01:00 AM)

    This is a Poem of Self-Discovery and the knowledge you gained about life comes with a measure of sadness that is inseparable from what you learned about relationships and, well, men. You handle both the learning about life and the sadness movingly. There is no doubt about the genuineness of your experience. What I like in this poem is that your emotions are in flux and you let them guide the poem, rather than imposing a premature judgment on your experience. And I applaud your honesty in admitting you still have feelings for him and the good things you shared. So now you KNOW what you want in a relationship as well as what you don't want. And you preserved your freedom to choose a better guy, one that won't betray you. You didn't get entangled in a bad ongoing relationship
    because you must have sensed it could only become worse, and those things you are endeared to - the walks,
    the talk, the simple joy of his company - are waiting for you to grasp with someone more worthy. Overall, this is also a Poem of Hope in a Future which is probably closer than you think possible. Knowledge of the Heart is worth the sadness that accompanies it. Knowledge of algebra or Civil War history or anything academic cannot match this knowledge in enriching your life. AND YOUR POEM PRESERVES THE EXPERIENCE FOREVER.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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