Fade Away


I do my best not to dwell

On the day you said farewell

I pretend it doesn’t faze

That my memories of you are now a haze


For six years have passed and I cannot place

A clear memory of your face

So in bleeding chambers you will stay

And in time your face will fade away.


In scattered appearances you say you’re okay,

And how you think of me everyday,                                                                

reminding me I’m not at fault.

I can’t help to think I caused your depart.


And where you are now, I do not know

Forgiveness hasn’t left me though

Please come back and this time stay.

Or surely your face will fade away

Certainly you will fade away.


*Poet's note "bleeding chambers" is a kenning meaning heart. I'm so sensitive I cannot read this poem aloud without tearing up.





ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe
26-30, F
7 Responses Feb 21, 2009

Thank you very much :)

Amazing prose, I am deeply touched. I hope you find peace and healing in your future.

Such a deep sadness in this poem. How we lose those we love and suffer their memories fading away. Reminds me in part of my uncle. I have to ask my mother what he looked like and what his voice sounded like.

I love it. I simply love it :)<br />
<br />
The chorus repeats and the bridge usually is the one break from the song's pattern, although that description is similar to a verse...never mind.

I'd rather you tell me please :)<br />
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I cannot express my gratitude enough.

I concur. Although the person that inspired me to write this poem seems to be doing better, it still hurts to revisit what once was.

time doesn't heal but it can distance pain and sometimes bring acceptance.