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Finding strength when someone abandons you

by Ayeilie Mel, Staff Writer

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When I was younger I lived in Florida and often went to the various amusement parks. One day when attending a show I got lost in the crowd and completely lost my family. During those horrific moments, I felt like many you, abandoned.

Many youths expressed to me how their parents were still alive but not present in their lives. Whether it be due to bad decisions they made or busy schedules. Feeling deserted is one the worst possible feelings.

This poem entitled “ While you weren’t here” is about a woman who is strengthened by the abandonment of someone dear to her. And although the experience made her better she often misses the person.

While you weren’t here
I cried every night
A million tears fell
Still, my heart wasn’t right

While you weren’t here
I did what I could
Hoping against hope
My decisions were good

While you weren’t here
I gained some in age
Things just went on
And life turned a page

While you weren’t here
I just tried to go on
Knowing what didn’t kill me
Would only make me strong

While you weren’t here
A whole lot got changed
My life became different
My world rearranged

While you weren’t here
I had to learn to be alone
To stand on my two feet
To make my own home

So that’s where I am now
At this stage of my life
Still scared and alone
Still coping with strife

And oh how I wish that
Things could be different
That I could go back
To a time in the past

To a time before
You weren’t here

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/while-you-werent-here

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Finding strength when someone abandons you