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This poem was written when missing a very close friend. We can't always be where we want to be, so memories of yesterday fill our thoughts.

Yesterday

I saw you only yesterday
Yet it seems so long ago;
When I am away from you
There is a longing in my soul.

I could not have known I'd miss you so
As we said our good-byes;
Or that this hunger inside me
Would take me by surprise.

I held you in my arms
Was it only yesterday?
I'll see you there tomorrow
But I need you here today.

To hold you close, to touch your face
This one thing I would choose;
I would change my tomorrows into yesterdays
So I could share them again with you.
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2 Visitor Comments

Marion
I love your writing. So beautiful and touching! Many thanks!
jeneen
I really liked this poem because I could relate to it from a past relationship. Out of all the poems I have read this one is ranked #1

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