Gavin Whyte

Screenwriter & Author

I Am With You (A Poem)


I was with you when you received the news,

I’m sorry I didn’t say goodbye.

It happened so fast,

So my pain didn’t last,

It was over in the blink of an eye.

I know you’re angry with me for leaving,

That all this wasn’t part of our plan;

It’s the way the wind blows,

That God only knows.

You think you can’t cope, but you can.

I’ll stay around for as long as you need me,

Though, no doubt, you’ll still feel alone.

I’ll join you when you walk,

And listen to you talk,

And encourage you to pick up the phone.

Don’t feel bad for pushing people away,

But try and have patience, my dear;

It’s everyone’s test,

They’re trying their best,

It’s your pain that they don’t know they fear.

Every day is an opportunity,

Trust me, it will get easier in good time,

I know it’s cliche.

Love, I want to say,

I love you, and you’ll always be mine.

But when you’re ready, you’ll fall in love again,

And this doesn’t mean we’ll part;

For there I’ll be,

For all to see,

In the love you contain in your heart.

Now, don’t consider this to be a farewell,

There’s honestly no place for me to go.

I’ll always be here,

There’s nothing to fear,

I just really wanted to let you know.


If you are currently going through a bereavement, then you might find help and support by clicking on the following links. If you have gone through bereavement and would like to train as a bereavement support worker, then you also might find the following links useful:

Rehab Recovery offers a free helpline dedicated to assisting those suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues after suffering a bereavement. Rehab Recovery was established in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves.

Cruse Bereavement Support (UK)

Better Help (US)

American Academy of Grief Counselling


Thanks for reading.



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About Me

I am a screenwriter and author of The Girl with the Green-Tinted Hair, Happiness & Honey and others.



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