I lost you before I knew you
It is our fault combined,
both yours and mine

Our family beliefs
became our history
rendering only mystery

I understood your pain
as a later, thing apart
I did not know your heart

You said your one regret
was not to know me true
I feel the same of you

I hope you found some peace
I hope they gave it there
in heaven’s gentle care

And that perhaps one day
we’ll meet again and know
the depth, the undertow

The saddest thing I feel
much more than share a name
I feel we were the same

So far from fear or blame
I feel we were the same

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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12 Responses to Before

  1. Skye says:

    Sad but so beautiful. I feel this way about my dear brother. It truly touched me. Big hugs, Sis!

  2. Beautiful, sad poetry sometimes we leave it too late to say what we need to say to someone special.

  3. Himani B says:

    much more than share a name, far from fear or blame..we are the same. wow. amazing!

  4. Jamie Dedes says:

    Sad but lovely. Even sadder: many people relate to this experience. Well done, Helen.

  5. Yes…. Sis…. we’ve all experienced this I think. Very heartfelt writing xxx

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