Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 63,222 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Your Absence Has Made My Heart Grow Fonder - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

No matter what those arguments.
Or the exchanging of a bitterness meant.
Without you in my life,
I've spent...
Countless hours fighting against,
Those moments I felt such an emptiness.
Your absence has made my heart grow fonder.

No matter if it is pouring rain,
I can't help but remember...
Your laughter that still remains.
And even though when living together,
That smile of yours would seldom show.
I know...
Your absence,
Has made my heart grow fonder.

And always will I remember when,
You walked out the door!
And I was left relieved,
As if blown with a fresh wind...
To begin my life without you again!
To experience complete happiness,
I had not known since way back when.
And one that has stayed to comfort me.

I can certainly say without regrets,
Your absence has made my heart grow fonder!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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