Why Did You Have To Leave Me? – Maralyn Smith

The memories will stay forever

Thank you to Maralyn Smith for her kind submission which deals with the theme of loss. Maralyn is a talented poet from Leicestershire who recently lost a close friend to cancer. She appreciates the excellent work Maggie’s Centre, Nottingham provides for the community and was very keen to support this project. We really appreciate Maralyn taking the time to share her talents.

Why Did You Have To Leave Me?

Why did you have to leave me?
Why did you have to go?
I wish you could explain it to me
As I’d really like to know.

You’ll never know how much I miss you
You’ll never know how much I cry
I wish You could explain to me
Just why you had to die

I miss your hugs and kisses
I miss you every day
Your voice, your humour, your laughter,
In my heart they’ll always stay.

I know I’ll never forget you
You had a big influence on me
But the pain and the suffering are no more
At last your body is free.

Why did you have to leave me?
Why did you have to go?
I’ll love you for the rest of my life
And I just wanted you to know

The memories will stay forever
I’ll try to remember your face
But your image will start to fade I know
As my heart breaks in two and the tears start to flow
And you vanish without trace.

Maralyn Smith, Coalville, Leicestershire

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