POEMS: “Alone Yet Never Quite Alone” (loss of a loved one)

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“Alone Yet Never Quite Alone”

Alone yet never quite alone
I face an empty chair
But sometimes in the silence
I imagine you are there

The good companion of the past
No longer here with me
And yet in some mysterious way
You keep me company

Thought or spirit?
Does it matter?
Words are meaningless
I only know that in my times
Of greatest loneliness
I felt that you are somewhere near
Though nothing’s seen or said
The bitter moment passes
And my heart is comforted

I receive the strength I need
Am rescued from despair
Maybe that’s the way God works
The answer to a prayer

So though my loss is grievous and the future is unknown,
I face with hope the years ahead ,
Alone yet not alone.

Author unknown

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Such a touching poem! thanks Amira!

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  2. Janey says:

    It continues:-
    So though my loss is grievous and the future is unknown,
    I face with hope the years ahead ,
    Alone yet not alone.

    I first saw this poem when I was a child and my father died in an accident.
    I cannot remember the name of the poet but I have an idea it was Constance somebody or other.

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    1. Oh thank you Janey for letting me know! I will add this to the poem. I have not been able to find out the author’s name… I am very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your dad when you were so young!

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