Poetry: Without Them


Thinking of something to write about could be as hard as picking the right dress for an occasion. But during those times that I need to let out something from my heart, expressing them out through my written words is one of my easiest escape.

Especially during those times that I feel like thanking everyone by just simply being there, those are the times that I feel particularly tongue-tied and shy. Those are the times that I would just simply write it out on a piece of paper, and – possibly – stow it away and never give it out.

It’s my flaw really. I couldn’t speak out at the right moment, and when the right moment is there – I couldn’t get to say the right words.
Thank God for written words. They could be such consolation.

This piece was written for those people who stood by me in times when I felt down and worthless. You may be the reason why I felt like so, but I still do thank you now. Because without you, I wouldn’t be who I am right now.

It's definitely one of my grateful-to-have-you poems. But I still hope they get the message.

Without Them
Nov. 9, 2004
Without them, I wouldn't be
Without them, its 'sorry' for me
Losing them would be a total pain
A pleasant friendship I wouldn't regain

Without them here I wouldn't feel
A love so precious and so still
Making brighter my every day
Loving me in a special way

Without them here I would feel so dead
Boring life - would dry my head
If from my side they would be gone
Nothing would be accomplished - nothing could be done

Without them here, I wouldn't live
False accusations I would probably believe
For they are my breath, my life, my voice
Who help me through in my every choice

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  1. Good one. Nice views on friendship.

  2. For some, it's very hard to express gratitude and for others, it's simply easier to write it down rather than express it in face to face conversation.
    It's very hard to find true, lifelong friends who will support you no matter what and not abandon you to the wolves as soon as trouble is brewing. My circle of friends on whom I can depend is very small, but I have no doubt they would prop me up when/if needed.

    Nicely done!

  3. You are lucky to have them...

  4. It's nice to grow into a deeper friendship.

  5. Like you, it's so much easier for me to express with the written word instead of the voice. When it comes to matters of the heart, my throat closes up...thankfully, my pen flows instead. I completely relate, and you poem is beautiful!

  6. eileentoneill.blogspot.comJuly 25, 2011 at 5:57 AM

    The support of real friendships are so important, especially during the difficult times in life.


  7. share 1 to 3 poems with us today, Nature and life related are welcome.

  8. thank you mr andy! were are in the same line on that! :)

  9. Yes Kim, I am blessed with them. They might be few, but they are really special..:)

  10. We are kindred spirits then! :) thanks for droppin by!:)

  11. Hi Eileen, yes friends and family - they are definitely a must!

  12. Yes Ms Jingle! I will! thanks for dropping by! :)

  13. I can so relate to your 'not saying things in the right moment' yet when the 'write moment comes along', the appreciations pours forth in hopes that they will see.

  14. Each person who passes through our life does so for a reason. Very nice poem with great life lesson within it.

  15. we are kindred spirits then! :) thanks for dropping by! :)

  16. thank you so much! i realized it has a lesson in it.:)

  17. nice nice nice!! well done and I hope they enjoyed it as much as I :)
    enjoy the potluck!!!


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