You Call Me

A poem about unending grief when you lose your soulmate
illustration of a man sitting under a moon with a sad face
Listening to the moon. | Graphic made by author with Canva AI.

NOTE: Watch the video version below.

You Call Me

You call me late
Where phantoms wait
The sound surrenders sleep
Midnight to blame
Your voice, my name
Echoes disturb the sheep

I smell your scent
Memories vent
Old dreams invoke your face
Though nothing real
My senses steal
The world a foreign place

No one ever
Near as clever
Revealed lunar eclipse
My name the same
Your silly game
Secrets escaped your lips

Now twelve years gone
The vacuum strong
A void no one can fill
Nighttime sadness
Cold pain madness
Emptiness I can’t kill

The ocean’s tide
A longboard ride
Everything you once loved
Reminds my mind
Thoughts intertwined
Breaking from where they’re shoved

With each full moon
King David’s tune
I sense your gentle touch
Just out of reach
Dimensions breach
Your essence past my clutch

Time hasn’t healed
This wound revealed
Repaired the bleeding ache
A decade past
Black bruises last
Nothing sedates its wake

The waves call out
Crashing, devout
Their chorus sings your song
Move on from here
Relinquish fear
Believe new love not wrong

Stuck here I stand
Forever banned
To where I once held you
Emotions trick
Impulses quick
Yet here I stay in queue

So call my name
Secure your claim
I’ll gladly forsake sleep
For in that tone
My heart you own
And silently I weep

November 6, 2019


About the You Call Me poem

I lost the love of my life in 2007. Though I have a good life and am relatively happy, it’s impossible to forget that the better half of me is gone.

Grief is a funny thing that adheres to its own schedule. Just when you think you are close to being healed, new tears demand attention. From the dark of night, amidst the soundest sleep, her voice still calls and wakes me. It’s the proof I hold that she will never fully leave me.

Until next time, keep fighting.


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Video version of You Call Me poem

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You Call Me is a poem by Scott Ninneman about unending grief. Click through to read now.

#SpeakingBipolar #poem #poetry #love #grief
Please share on Pinterest. Graphic created with Canva.

This poem first appear on Medium on November 12, 2019.

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