Nika McGuin

Gold Star - 7,393 Points (12/01/89 - present / Louisiana)

Internal Photographs - Poem by Nika McGuin

When we are together
my heart is light
my lungs fill with laughter
but my brain is consumed
with photographing every moment
for our time together grows short

You're going to miss me
when I'm gone, I know
I'm going to miss you more
being the one that's gone
I'm going to miss everything
I'm going to miss everything

but you most of all
I'm going to miss you

Topic(s) of this poem: miss you, missing you, separation

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I dedicate this poem to my mother. I'm moving, leaving the country. There will be lots of events and just cultural things that I'll miss; but more than anything I'll miss her.

Comments about Internal Photographs by Nika McGuin

  • Chinedu Dike (6/9/2019 8:30:00 PM)

    Heartfelt poem with strong emotions. Well expressed thoughts and feelings. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (4/28/2018 1:55:00 AM)

    A lovely heartwarming poem to the mother. Oh u are really going to miss her. U expressed that so well and poetically wow. Thumbs up.
    Pleez do write your thoughts under my newest poem too, titled, dark skinned vs fair skin, I would love to hear your views

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  • (4/26/2018 12:15:00 AM)

    Nika, this is such a beautiful heart-felt tribute to your mother. Congratulations on a very well-deserved Poem Of The Day. Although you will miss her, and she will miss you, you both have the advantage of modern technology. Unfortunately, I didn't have that luxury when my mother was alive. All the best in your new life! (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/26/2018 8:01:00 AM)

    Thanks so much Richard for the kind words and well wishes! And you're right, luckily there's a number of ways to keep in touch even from the other side of the earth. P.S. so sorry for your loss.

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  • (4/25/2018 10:50:00 PM)

    Congratulations on the Poem of the Day, Nika. This is a touching and wonderful tribute to someone very special. (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/26/2018 7:57:00 AM)

    Thank you Mj! I'm honored by your review~

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  • Lyn Paul (4/25/2018 6:13:00 PM)

    There are so many ways to keep in touch with your Mother. Skype would keep you both in touch.
    Best of Luck and lovely to read.

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 9:21:00 PM)

    Very true Lyn, we'll be using skype and facebook messenger. Thanks for lovely comment~.

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (4/25/2018 3:16:00 PM)

    Beautiful dedication to a loveable mother by daughter. Congratulations Nika on member POD. (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 9:27:00 PM)

    Thank you Geetha, I'm much honored.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/25/2018 12:59:00 PM)

    It is a beautiful tribute to your mother. Thanks and congratulation for being selected this poem as the poem of the day. (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 9:28:00 PM)

    Thanks be to you Kumarmani, for the lovely words! ~

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (4/25/2018 12:26:00 PM)

    A vivid portrayal of a daughter's great love for her mother.
    Very touching lines.
    Beautifully crafted and well executed write.10

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 3:39:00 PM)

    Hi Rose, thanks so much for leaving such a nice comment. I'm honored by your rating.

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  • (4/25/2018 12:20:00 PM)

    Hi Nika,
    Congrats for getting selected Poet of The Day. Well deserved recognition.
    Lovely poem. An ode to one's mother. Rendered with lots of emotions.

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 3:40:00 PM)

    Thanks Unnikrishnan! ~ I'm glad you gleamed some enjoyment from my little poem.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/25/2018 11:14:00 AM)

    You most of all! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 3:41:00 PM)

    Thanks be to you Edward for your lovely comment~

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  • (4/25/2018 8:23:00 AM)

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  • Valsa George (4/25/2018 7:43:00 AM)

    With new hopes and dreams, you are moving into another country and clime! Naturally you will miss your dear mother and your mother will miss you! Her missing will be definitely more as you are likely to be soon absorbed in many events that await you! Your mother on the other hand is in the same setting, but without you! A lovely tribute to your mother which I am sure will be greatly appreciated by her! Congratulations on this poem chosen as the poem of the day! (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 3:31:00 PM)

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment Valsa. And you're right, I hadn't thought of it that way. It will probably be much harder for her than it will for me. In fact she's made me promise to call her three times a day! lol

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  • Ed Nigma (4/25/2018 7:20:00 AM)

    You deserve everything you get you had all the gifts all along. Sorry it took SO many SO long to see it! I saw it in the beginning of our friendship. Glad to see you're doing well. E. Nigma. (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 3:32:00 PM)

    Hey Ed! thanks for the kind words; It's good to see you're still kicking!

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  • Bill Cantrell (4/25/2018 7:02:00 AM)

    Ah, I see poemhunter selected your wonderful poem as potd, congrats my friend, when I first read this poem I knew it was from the heart and special! ! Well just leave her with a wonderful poem, I’m sure she must be so very proud and thankful of your love for her, again..congratulations! ! ! (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 3:37:00 PM)

    Hi Bill, thanks for the lovely comments! ~ I'm so grateful to be selected and indeed my mother was proud too when I told her about it.

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  • Kim Barney (4/25/2018 6:59:00 AM)

    A very nice tribute to your mother. Congrats on having it chosen as poem of the day!
    My mother has been gone for more than 50 years and I still miss her.

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 3:45:00 PM)

    Hi Kim, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Even if it has been 50 years, we always need/want our mothers. Also, thanks so much for your lovely comment.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (4/25/2018 4:36:00 AM)

    A lovely poem dedicated to your mother! Congratulations for this well deserved poem being chosen as POD! (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 9:31:00 PM)

    Thank you Dr. Dillip, for the kind words~

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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/25/2018 4:19:00 AM)

    Congrats! A lovely poem, liked it. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/25/2018 3:13:00 AM)

    Circumstances when force to leave a dear one, the painful separation blurs the joy of going abroad. If it's a loving mother, we feel it more. A touching poem, congrats for this poem being selected as members' poem. (Report)Reply

    (4/25/2018 9:25:00 PM)

    Very true Akhtar, I was very excited until the reality being away from her long-term set in. Regardless, we'll manage. Thanks for your lovely comment! ~

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  • (4/25/2018 3:04:00 AM)

    Again the title of the poem is no doubt very outstanding and things dedicated to your mother is very touching indeed.........Nika........very well scripted and you name your poems very intelligently and philosophically.....cong. for being selected as P.O.D......10+++++ (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 9:26:00 PM)

    Thanks so much Deepak, for the kind words! ~

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/25/2018 12:40:00 AM)

    Dear Nika, such a touching love of a daughter to her dear mother... a heartwarming poem of the day... congrats for being chosen... huge 10++++ (Report)Reply

    Nika Mcguin(4/25/2018 9:23:00 PM)

    Hi Bernard, thanks so much for the lovely comments. I'm honored that you found my little poem heartwarming.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2018

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