By G B

Without you I’m incomplete

No strength just weak

Being away from you is punishment enough

Missing one child’s birth is just as tough

I’m so lost to you and trying to find my way

Way back to you, cause my heart weeps for you everyday

I would give anything just for one kiss

But it’s looking into them eyes I truly miss

Boo, your love for me is better than gold

you’re my other half, without you I’ll never be whole

I need you more than you’ll ever know

Time is going fast but it feels so slow

Slow is for a turtle or a snail

But’s not ok for a man in a federal jail

The longer I’m here the more I feel sh***y

But the longer I’m away from you I just feel



  1. pangirlbrit on August 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    I really like this poem, I know what it feels like to feel empty, but not in the same way as you I imagine, for the longest time I had to live life with no dad, not even a call, except for on Special occasions, I always felt so empty. Now we talk…often…and i don’t feel so empty anymore and I found that I have a talent right now in writing Poetry, and that has helped me feel more full. Great Job. I love this Poem, I love the emotion, and I love the much thought that you have seemed to put into this piece.

  2. Joan on August 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Beautifully said.

  3. Becky on September 25, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Well said! Sometimes our choices have tough consequences, but you can overcome any obstacle! Stay focused and stay strong!

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