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Suwaibah Kader ~ Without You

I’m here, you’re there; where  is life?
You’re the only one wherever I look.
Sleep doesn’t come to me, and the memories don’t go away…
Without you, living is no longer possible.
I’m here, you’re there ; where is life?
It’s as if time has stopped here. Everywhere, there’s a strange sadness.
My restlessness agonizes me; my body is lonely and my soul thirsts.
Why does your face not leave my sight for a single moment?
Day and night somehow pass, but this lonely life does not.
Though I want to, I can’t say anything to you…
How can I voice my pain?
I’m here, you’re there; where is life?
Whenever there was a footstep somewhere, I felt you had come.
Like a gust of perfume, my breath also became fragrant.
There was a time we were always together…
Now there’s so many differences between us.
I’m here , you’re there; where is life?
Memories of the past come to me when I’m alone;
The silence speaks, and I hide myself away from everyone to weep.
A year has passed since I smiled…
This story is filled with tears.
I’m here, you’re there; where is life?
You’re the only one wherever I look.
Sleep doesn’t come to me, and the memories don’t go away…
Without you, living is no longer possible.

© Suwaibah Kader



  1. Your poem is so touching, Suwaibah. It is very well-written to express the feelings of grief and loss which I am sure many people can relate to.


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