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I Never Dared To Say Goodbye
by Sherry Gail Heim

Thursday, September 17, 2009
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I Never Dared To Say Goodbye
 
If I had another moment with you
Would I have dared to tell you I love you
You left, without me saying goodbye
 
I never told you
How much you changed my life
How you colored my world
 
We were soulmates
 I never asked you if you loved me
Now I have no answers to temper my tears
 
In my dreams you held me close
You were the stars and the moon
Now I feel hollow, alone with my secrets
 
Did you know
That you owned my heart
That you were my breath and my song
 
You were hope
When I was feeling lost
But you left, without me saying goodbye
 
Through all the years and circumstance
We stood staunch against the storms
I called you friend, but you were my forever love 
 
I look at my life,
A mosaic of you and me
Sugared memories, colored bright by time
 
In my dreams, we still dance
And there is no final curtain call
But you left, without me saying goodbye
 
…and we never dared to say I love you
 
Sherry Gail Heim
September 17, 2009
Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Steve Ralph 10/29/2011
beautifully written, but so emotionally sad, I hope all is well for you now.
Thank you for sharing
Regards Steve
Reviewed by baz busbe 7/28/2011
I am so so sorry for your loss and the pain of regret. Its taken a long time for me to compose myself enough to review this one. What an amazing poem, thankyou so much for writing it, I could have written it about myself (except that I wouldn't have done such a good job) The man I loved died not knowing how I felt about him, we were soulmates for ten years and one word we never could learn was "goodbye" It is his birthday today. Reading your poem has really helped. Thankyou soooooooo much. Hugs. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Rebecca Brae 6/29/2010
Beautiful images mixed expertly with longing and regret. May we all find the courage to learn from your words and say "I love you" when we have the chance. Thanks for sharing this deeply personal poem.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 10/2/2009
"A mosaic of you and me
Sugared memories, colored bright by time" :::> W O W, Sherry! How creative can you get? I feel your grief, but this is beautiful.
Can't help but enjoy that aspect. It is a terrible shame that we
so often remain tongue-tied where it comes to letting people know
how we feel about them. Thank God we have poetry to console us!!
Talented and passionate souls like you. Always, 'Pea'
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/24/2009
This is endlessly beautiful Sherry. There is so MUCH within the parameters of this poem to absorb. Bittersweet, leaning on the bitter.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 9/22/2009
Plenty of sadness that was beautifully express.Thank you for sharing it.take care

EDWIN
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/19/2009
Seems so personal. Could be a song.

Ron
Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/19/2009
SO SAD...WRITTEN WELL OF THE REGRETS THAT NO ONE SHOULD HAVE...AFTER ONE'S SOULMATE IS GONE. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/19/2009
So very sad, moving, compelling and soul-reaching, Sherry. I don't anyone who reads this can help but be affected. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Art Sun 9/19/2009
There is a deep sadness within your poem, the emotional grief grasping one as they are left to but reflect upon a love than enveloped ones completeness. Such sadness to be left with this feeling and yet there are so many who live this reality...

nice work...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by jude forese 9/18/2009
this poem speaks directly from the heart, revealing your sensitivity to an experience you alone have endured as well as survived ...it is sad when our deepest feelings are left unanswered ,,, to some people, saying "i love you" is an impossible feat and a tragic lapse of emotive judgment ... extrememly moving and well written, Sherry ...
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 9/18/2009
Sherry,
Doesn't this say pain! I'm not sure there is anyone that isn't going to relate to this in some manner. We've all had regrets from time to time when we find out a loved one or friend has passed away or just moved away, and we didn't take the time to stop or go over and spend that extra bit of time with them before it was too late. And you're right. To say I love you sometimes is just not what we want to admit although its always been true.
You do great work and it continues to grow. Great reading you again.

Lisa
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/18/2009
Sadness in these lines of regret - I feel your pain. Well written, Sherry. Nice reading you again, you've been missed -

(((HUGS)) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/18/2009
sadness felt here in your well expressed write-and words of advice to those who might be in the same situation
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/18/2009
This is so touching for all too many of us have loved someone and failed out of fear or circumstance to let them know and then all of a sudden found out it was too late. Great capture with tons of emotions in this one Sherri
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 9/17/2009
Love is very fleeting and very fickle. Or is that just lust and once it is filled to satisfaction, just up and leaves without warning? You have said a lot here that many including me can identify with. This really pulls at the heartstrings and makes the soul very sad. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie.
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