Hey June

Hey June..

Do you remember me?
It has been too long since we have first met.
That awkward moment of my first glimpse,
Followed by my embarrassing cry.

I remember you soft loving embrace,
Your whispered murmurs of encouragement.
You kept me warm at my most vulnerable moment.
I think that is when I fell in love.

Remember our first kiss?
Secretly behind the schoolyard?
I have never been able to forget it.
We made a great team, you and I.

I still remember the pains of college.
All that stress over exams!
I honestly did not think I would make it out.
You were the only one who kept me going.

Those college days were so long ago.
The time in my life where I was truly free.
Now look at me!
Working to pay the bills that work put upon me.

How I could use your grace these days.
For you see, my life has not been well without you.
Why couldn’t you stay!?
It seems my life only lives when you are around!

This constantly leaving is so hard on me.
I yearn for you every time you go.
Yet you always come back and surprise me with gifts!
My little girl! What a blessing indeed!

She has her mother’s eyes.
Her body, her soul, her wisdom.
Her dimples were from me.
At least I was able to leave my mark.

She is all grown up now you know?
So beautiful. So regal.
I look at her as my best work.
Funny how that happens.

I won’t have to wait much longer.
I have that feeling that my time is close.
How I look forward to seeing you again.
I yearn to feel that embrace one last time.

“I am ready for you.
I miss you dearly.
Please come and take me away!
- Russel Neval 06 June 2011”

Two days later, my daughter came looking for me.
She found the note.
Tears streamed down her face as she touched the date.
She knows! She knew all along!

Take care of her June, as you have me.
It is her turn for your warmth, comfort and salvation.
Let your days comfort her as they did me.
For my time is now complete.

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30 Responses to “ Single poem ”

  1. josh jenkens says:

    Amazing piece

  2. Leann says:

    I’m 34 with four adopted children and I love watching them play and reminiscing my childhood that went by way too fast

  3. Leann says:

    I’m always finding different ways to cope through poetry and improving my writing skills but I love this piece you shared

  4. Brandon Mann says:

    thank you

  5. Cheryl Strait says:

    Thank you all very much.

  6. Mary Cheyne says:

    I identify with many of the sentiments in this poem. I like the practical aspects of being female but need to be outside. Iris difficult to be view as something other than fitting the mold.

  7. Elizabeth Pinkhasov says:

    Oh my gosh! I didn’t expect so many people to reply to my poem, thank you SO MUCH!!!!! It brings me so much joy that a young poet like me can inspire people of all ages!

  8. Lola Green says:

    Wondrously done!

  9. denton says:

    wait who’s poem are we talking about

  10. Zipper Wheel says:

    Short poems are brilliant and difficult to master. The greatest talent is saying more with less, saying more than personal experience, saying something irrefutably human. I should practice this more myself, but I find it a greater treasure to me to create lyrics than to free myself and others with beautiful concise truths.

  11. Megha Chatterjee says:

    I think that such poems can beautifully say a lot of things that cannot be verbally explained to people. The way your friends or relationships hurt you, a pen and paper and a poetic mind can reduce your pain. I love the power of poem writing process..

  12. April Duboce says:

    Angelique, this is bold, descriptive and beautiful. I am very sorry for the pain you went through and are still experiencing. I was raped for 4 1/2 months after my amputation. Stay strong, keep writing and know you are loved by people you don’t even know. You are a strong and courageous woman, deserving of kind and respectful love. I pray this happens for you. I will try to upload my poem about abuse to my page. Sending you hugs, strength and love.

  13. April Duboce says:

    Stacy, this is beautiful. I hear and see the meaning beneath. To heal together with this wounded bird. I can tell you have an incredibly loving soul. I wish I could meet you.

  14. April Duboce says:

    Michael, this is so very special. The love between a son and a mother is different, yet strong. I’m thrilled you had such a wonderful Mom. Your vulnerability and the integrity of this poem tell me enough about your character.You ARE a good man

  15. Merton Pajibo says:

    Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read my poem. I appreciate your constructive criticism.

  16. Kristina Karki says:

    Can you guys rate my poems?

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  18. Kellie Parks says:

    Incredible ! Good job

  19. Aisha.Hasan says:

    This was great

  20. Aisha.Hasan says:

    Would you read my poems. Merci


    The poem Tortured Soul is poignant to torture the reader’s soul!

  22. Stephen Brownfield says:

    This is a heart felt piece and speaks to my soul, as it makes me feel you soul.

  23. Ross Mitchell says:

    Thank everyone who commented on my poem, but with so many liking my poem, how did my poem get knocked down to 3 instead of a five

  24. MK says:

    I am a new writer, but I’ve been old. I’m great at writing, so I would love it if everyone would help me by rating my poems.

  25. Sara Naquin says:

    Love it!!

  26. Sara Naquin says:

    Love it!! I like how you expressed your words. Your very much heard!

  27. Ayushi Srivastava says:

    Thank you everyone for your appreciation ..I am a student so I am trying to improve my writing skills.

  28. Ayushi Srivastava says:

    Hey! I wrote it..don’t try to do that

  29. Leyla Ahmed says:

    I love this.

  30. Raven Moonshadow says:

    No you did not. Not this one. I have my intellectual property rights reserved.

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