Read Poem: I didn’t know I loved you, by Jane Ellyson

Five years have slowly past
Since you went away,
Although I feel your presence
At the strangest times of day.

It’s like you whisper in my ear
When I think of anything insincere,
Or I sing along to a favourite song
And then I remember that you’re gone.

I didn’t know I loved you,
Until you went away.
With a hole in my life, I’ve come to regret
The things I didn’t say.

I think of you and wonder if you ever think of me
It’s too late now
We’ve missed our time
As you’re no longer free.

Will I ever get a second chance
To tell you how I feel?
What I mistook for friendship
Was a deeper love, so real.

I’m thinking of you now
On this gorgeous, deep blue day,
Breathing in the northern beauty
Looking out over Byron Bay.

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Poem written to celebrate launch of novel Over Byron Bay.

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