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I wrote this poem about five years ago, when I was a freshman in high school. I wrote it about my first love who was going into the army. I knew that I would not see him for a long time and I always wondered what I would do without him.

What Will I Do?

What will I do when you're gone?

Will I sit around
Day after day?
Thinking of the memories
And the things we used to say?

Will I lay there staring at pictures
At the pieces of you and me?
Of the time we spent together?
The love that used to be?

What will I do when you're gone?

Will words of love and hatred
Be running through my head?
Will I be too weak to walk?
Will I lay upon my death bed?

Will I be able to go on
Without your caring, trusting smile?
Will I be trapped in sorrow
With a heart full of denial?

What will I do when you're gone?

Will I lose my confidence?
My strength to rise above?
Without you by my side
Will I be able to love?

When you are gone
I'll be gone too
Because when you leave my life
You'll be taking me with you.

What will they do when we're gone?
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2 Visitor Comments

i love ur poem bcuz this is wat is on my mind rite now !
Brilliant! Very good poem, esp. the ending is so true.

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