I ONLY CRY A LITTLE

by SILVER LADUKE
(ALABAMA)

YOUR GONE AWAY.
I'M OKAY.
I DON'T CRY MUCH
ANYMORE.

I ONLY CRY A LITTLE
EACH MORNING.
I ONLY CRY A LITTLE
EACH NIGHT.

I ONLY CRY WHEN I
SEE YOUR FACE
LOOKING BACK AT ME
FROM A FRAME.

I ONLY CRY WHEN
I GO TO BED
AND YOU'RE NOT THERE
BY MY HEAD

I ONLY CRY WHEN I
THINK OF THE LOVE
WE SHARED FROM
ABOVE.

I ONLY CRY WHEN
I GO SOMEWHERE
THAT WE'VE BEEN
TOGETHER.

I ONLY CRY WHEN
I SPEAK YOUR NAME.
I ONLY CRY WHEN
OTHERS DO THE SAME.

I ONLY CRY WHEN I
REMEMBER
SO MANY THINGS
THAT YOU USED TO SAY.

I ONLY CRY WHEN
I REMEMBER
THE TENDER MOMENTS
THAT WE KNEW.

SO YOU SEE MY LOVE
I ONLY CRY A LITTLE
EACH DAY
SINCE YOU WENT AWAY.


This poem was written just after the one yr anniversary of my husband's death.I miss him so much.

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Feb 08, 2013
I only cry a little
by: silver

To Anonymous,thanks for the kind words. I have been in your shoes.My baby sister died in 2001 at the age of 44.My dad had been suffering with cancer for several years.There were six of us kids also. I will never forget my father saying,"It's supposed to be me there,not her." It broke my heart. Later he would say that who would have ever thought that the youngest would go first.My father did live on until Dec 2009.He never got over her death. Once he asked me if I thought we would know our family in Heaven.Since I have strong faith I told him yes. It was only a month later he died. In 18 months,I sent my father,mother,and husband ahead of me. My poem is for all my grief.I am finally,in the last month,beginning to deal with each day better.I will never stop loving them or missing them,but now I am beginning to see that they are at peace now and I need to be happy for them. I keep them alive in my heart and talk about memories. I still cry at times and probably always will but it is easier.I send you love and prayers for courage and peace.

Jan 31, 2013
Living the Same way
by: Anonymous

Unexpectedly last summer I lost my Sister only 1 1/2 years older than me, Her passing was a shock, and happened while I was caring for my Dad in his last days. He passed away 2 weeks after losing my sister. Dad was so sad, he had just been being thankful that he had lived his life not losing any of his 6 children. My sister was my best friend, confidante, sould mate, partner in crime and fun. A part of me died when she passed suddenly and at first the tears flowed without even a thought...as the months have passed the tears have subsided, but I still only cry a little many times a day. Thank you for sharing your tears with us. Your poem brought much comfort to this aching heart.

Sep 04, 2012
I only cry
by: silver

thanks for the kind words I have been writing poetry for some time(several years)It surprised me that it helped so much during this time of grief.I have written some for others and other things but more since my husband died then since other events.I wrote one called BABY ANGELS that I am going to post for all the parents of lost little ones(no matter the age)I saw buried 2 small grandchildren and I wrote this for them.GOD BLESS them all

Sep 02, 2012
I know so well
by: judith in California

SO well done and we certainly know about crying a little. People don't know how hard it is to drive down a familiar street, go to particular places and and not have the one you love with you in person but just in memory. And every thnig you do you now do alone. There's no where I can go without a memory of him We had 36 years together so we did a lot of things, went to almost every resturant to eat, drove everywhere together down the same roads and I only cry a little with the memories of it all. two years this month.

Sep 02, 2012
So Real
by: Steven (Western Australia)

Dear Silver, thank you for sharing your touching poetry. I often find it difficult to express my emotions and all too often hide them behind an illusion of strength and coping to conceal my inner grief and torment. I don't struggle every day but it's always there, hiding just below the surface. For me it's only been two and a half months since losing my partner so I'm still learning to find my way and come to grips with my new existence. Poetry became a surprising method for me to express some of those deep feelings. I found I just couldn't get the words to convey my thoughts adequately in a blog. Poetry provided a sort of window for me to look into my heart without having to tear the door wide open and let everything pour out.

Your poem really resonated with me. On the surface (the title) everything looks okay "I only cry a little". But the poem itself reveals the struggle and sadness each day brings. For me it reflects that daily battle with my emotions and coping with my loss. The simplicity of your words truly conveys the depth of sadness and loss we have all suffered. Incredibly beautiful yet so poignantly real. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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