Please Come Home

By Smiles

Still contoured to the shape of you
These empty sheets haunt me
I can't tell if I even sleep anymore
I just stare at the place you should be


But you're never there
You're never coming home

These walls have become my tomb
So at least I'm encased in memories
And still I sit here


But forever isn't long enough
You're never coming home

Every morning I reach for you
These empty sheets haunt me
It's been so long
But I understand why you left

No one wants to sleep next to a ghost

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Copyright 2018 Smiles
Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: Hauntingly beautiful with a melancholic splendor. I loved this. It lingers. And the ending, "No one wants to sleep next to a ghost," is almost ambiguous. You think you know what this piece is about, and then you can flip it to mean so much else. It wasn't long, but it didn't need to be. You captured everything perfectly. Thank you for sharing. You're very inspiring.

  • Smiles On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, Smiles (61)By person wrote:

    I'm glad you find inspiration in my writing Raheema. Thank you.

  • threeroses On Sunday, July 15, 2018, threeroses (116)By person wrote:

    Your words brought back some memories and anger..If anyone makes you feel like a ghost he is an ass to start with. Hugs to you.

  • Smiles On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Smiles (61)By person wrote:

    They simply aren't here anymore, because I was like a ghost. Present, but never really "there". I really appreciate that you went straight to defending me though. It shows what a great person you are. Thank you threeroses.

  • Jonas Robinson On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Jonas Robinson (941)By person wrote:

    I love the ending. Also, I relate to the whole thing. Loss is a very hard thing. Love just doesn't seem to end.

  • Smiles On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Smiles (61)By person wrote:

    I'm the one who is lost. Thanks for reading Jonas.

  • I IS ME On Sunday, July 15, 2018, I IS ME (474)By person wrote:

    This is like some six sense type piece and we like it

  • Smiles On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Smiles (61)By person wrote:

    I was laying in bed looking at the empty space next to me and the words just started flowing. Thank you for reading I IS ME.

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